Instead of feeling frustrated, i decided to design a fun activity to practice writing thesis statements this is how thesis statement throwdown was born thesis throwdown is a quirky combination of group collaboration, writing practice, funky music, and competition here's how it works: step 1: write an essay. Practice developing thesis statements with this writing introduction worksheet students will learn how to improve their writing with a strong, attention grabbing thesis statement this activity helps build writing skills by asking students to create a statement for the topics provided, such as: “what was the greatest challenge in. Aimee ford describes an in-class activity that emphasizes the importance of the writing process, specifically outlining, in order to maintain focus in an essay in small groups, students practice creating a thesis, topic sentence, three supporting points, and a concluding sentence for a five-paragraph essay. After completing this activity, you may download or print a completion report that summarizes your results to save a pdf copy of the report, click below and follow instructions for your browser printing and download instructions there may be times when you would like to make a pdf of your activity or your results, or both. Abstract: this is not an introduction to the thesis statement, but serves well as a second or reinforcing lesson this activity asks students to practice, in the comfort of a group, drawing out and expressing complete, coherent statements from an essay these statements will be in four areas of criticism:. Thesis statement without too much of an abrupt jump between hook and the specifics of your paper) 3 give your thesis statement (what your that buyers have confidence in the goods they purchase, to enforce retail standards, and to provide greater product safety narrowing down your topic – activity nr 2.
Thesis statement writing workshop if you are at the conclusion of the workshop, students know how to write a thesis statement using evidence we recommend it as a or, you can even do this activity the low tech way -- on paper: have students pull a poorly written thesis statement out of a box and rewrite it rewrite it. A short interactive presentation to help students develop thesis statements. Help your students write great thesis statements with this fun class activity from laura torres at composition classroom.
A thesis statement is a sentence (or sentences) that expresses the main ideas of your paper and answers the question or questions posed by of the different types of thesis statements, and provide some links to other resources about writing thesis statements circle these in your pre-writing activity 3 write down why. The second aim was to have students revisit the initial question and revise their own writing in order to explicitly understand the strengths and weaknesses in their own statements i created a multi-step in-class activity/handout to revisit student thesis statements first, it is important to return to the initial assignment prompt.
We give students a range of weak thesis statements, and they choose three to improve by adding evidence and detail for example, the statement goldfish are the best pets might become goldfish are the best pets because they are inexpensive, are easy to care for, and live a long time this activity is easy. A strong thesis statement and then ask students to do an activity in which they evaluate a number of theses.
This exercise will help you understand the difference between an effective and an ineffective thesis statement. A quick review of how to write a thesis statement may help have students create thesis statements on a slice of paper collect the paper and read them to the class have the class vote on them do the same activity, but use individualized white boards to record judgments read thesis statements anonymously the ones.