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This is the same Yes/No Thesis Game I have posted in my store, but in PowerPoint form. The Yes/No Thesis Game is a game my students LOVE to play. It is a concept attainment game that I use to teach my students what good thesis statements and bad thesis statements look like.
If you are not familiar with concept attainment here is an example of it being modeled: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iOCRNVu9SE
I play the game a little bit differently than the video modeled above. I provide you with the examples of good and bad thesis statements and you print them out and laminate them for use throughout the years. I do not tell students that they are looking for good and bad thesis statements. I just read the examples, ask them if they think it is a yes or a no and why, and then ultimately place it in the correct spot. This game challenges students to think about the similarities in the "yes" answers and "no" answers and really break down what makes something a good thesis.
The examples of good thesis statements I created after reading Crider's The Office of Assertion. All of my good examples of thesis statements are single-point argumentative theses.