lesson plan ideas for teaching thesis statement concept to teens in english class

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It’s possible that Mrs. Sparhawk took grades on the D.O.L. (grammar assignment) today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to go to a box in the make-up work center that says “extra D.O.L.” and get a worksheet from this box. You can take this home and do it as homework, but don’t forget to turn it in when you return to school tomorrow.

Mrs. Sparhawk reviewed with us, using a Powerpoint presentation on thesis statements. You can view this Powerpoint by clicking on the following link: Powerpoint on Thesis Statements.

If you’d like to see it at school, just set an official appointment to come in at lunch. It’s no problem to use one of the student computers for this purpose.

After we watched the Powerpoint presentation on thesis statements, we made a list of ten possible thesis statements. Then we chose just one of these for our actual essay topic. Mrs. Sparhawk gave everyone a grade for their list of ten thesis statements today. So if you were absent today, please remember to turn your ten thesis statements in for a grade.

We also chose just one thesis to use for our graphic organizers. The graphic organizer is found on the back of this week’s spelling/vocabulary list. It’s designed to help you decide what would make the best thesis for your essay. For example, do you know a lot of information on the thesis you’ve chosen? Does your thesis have three main points that are all related in some way? Will this thesis be one you’ll find it easy to prove? Be sure to choose a thesis that’s easy to work with. We’ll use the thesis statement we’ve chosen to guide the creation of our outlines tomorrow.

Don’t forget to start studying for Friday’s spelling/vocabulary test!

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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