Fun Thesis Statement Lesson Plan

It's a Power Point presentation, along with handouts and worksheets.

Thesis statements are statements that are arguable and that state a writer’s stance on a subject.

Using examples that students can relate to or are interested in will help them to form their own thesis statements.

Making a game out of identifying the thesis statements in the writings of others is a fun way to help students develop strong thesis statements.

When time was up, they were asked to write the thesis statement.

Then, someone from each side (for or against) was asked to explain the groups position and arguments and finally read the thesis statement. I really liked this activity because it allowed students to share experiences, their positions and anecdotes.

It was truly a simple activity to plan and very fun to do.

I printed them in color paper and cut them up (see picture).

In class, I taped the IN FAVOR sign on one side of the board and the AGAINST sign on the other side.

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