Use Argumentative Essays to explore the components of a good Thesis Statement…topic+opinion+claim to answer a question.
Use an essay skeleton to examine the overall role of a Thesis.
Analyze the difference between a Thesis Statement and a Topic
In-class assessment: Students cold read and cold write on two opposing viewpoints.
Students will be required to annotate, cite evidence, paraphrase evidence, and synthesize paraphrased evidence in order to create an argumentative sentence that
Identify Sentence Types - Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex. Outlines a 4-step method. Includes a meaningful practice, assessment, and meaningful activity analyzing a speech from Coach Boone in Remember the Titans.