How to Write a Thesis Statement: High School English Lesson Plan
Immature writers manipulate readers through emotionally-charged language. Bad example: Immature, whiny, male-pig Romeo, a male harlot, ruins precious Juliet whom he loved no more than Rosaline.
Nope. Youre a disgrace! Bob shouted. He moved toward me, stapler in hand. Next thing I remember, I was surrounded by angry tax-payers. Angry tax-payer #1 shouted, Get up you thief!
Bad example: This essay examines whether or not Romeos prior feelings for Rosaline diminishes his love for Juliet. 2. Have you tried to argue both sides of the case? It is important to acknowledge the other side and address the other position.
Read thesis statements anonymously. The ones that do not qualify get tossed in the garbage (visualizing what happens to bad thesis statements is powerful). Give students chances to rewrite the thesis statement until they get it right.
I just gave them all Fs. While you guys waste your time teaching thesis statements and then having to actually grade their essays, we watch movies. So, none of your students know anything about writing a thesis statement?
W.a, introduce precise claim(s distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. W.a, introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings graphics (e.g., figures, tables and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Overall rating 4 out of 5 4.7 (3 ratings last updated June 03 2014, created January 18 2013, viewed 12,982. This powerpoint briefly describes how a thesis statement/claim is a combination of clauses, such as who and what, or what and why, or what and how, or how and why).
That does not, however, excuse you from choosing a side. Good example: Juliet was not the first woman to capture Romeos fancy; she was, however, the one who affected him the most.