Schooled-Persuasive Writing Project-Lesson 2-Thesis Statements

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Schooled-Persuasive Writing Project-Lesson 2-Thesis Statements

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  1. Thesis Statements

    Slide 1 - Thesis Statements

  2. Recap

    Slide 2 - Recap

    • USBee’s
    • USBee’s
    • You’re going to write a persuasive speech
    • Your speech will be about why you’d make the best candidate for class president
  3. ObjectivesEssential Question(s) and Standards

    Slide 3 - ObjectivesEssential Question(s) and Standards

    • By the end of this lesson you should be able to:
    • Define thesis statement
    • Provide examples of thesis statements
    • Write the thesis statement for your speech
    • Today we are going to learn about thesis statements
    • Essential Question: How will your thesis statement shape your entire speech?
    • State Standards:CC.1.4, CC.1.4.8, CC.1.4.B, CC.1.4.8.C, CC.1.4.8.D, CC.1.4.8.E, CC.1.4.8.F, CC.1.4.8.G, CC.1.4.8.H
    • Student Terms: Write to persuade my classmates to vote for me as their class president
  4. Vocabulary

    Slide 4 - Vocabulary

    • Thesis Statement
    • Main idea
    • Topic
    • Argument
    • Opinion
  5. Take a couple of minutes and think about what you already know about thesis statements or main ideas.

    Slide 5 - Take a couple of minutes and think about what you already know about thesis statements or main ideas.

    • What do you already know?
  6. A thesis statement is the main idea of your paper

    Slide 6 - A thesis statement is the main idea of your paper

    • A thesis statement is one sentence.
    • The thesis statement is the last sentence in your introductory paragraph of your paper
    • It states the writer’s opinion about his or her topic.
    • Thesis Statement
  7. Vocab Terms

    Slide 7 - Vocab Terms

    • Topic- An idea or issue discussed or written about
    • Example: Vaccinations
    • Opinion- Someone’s personal belief about something.
    • Example: Vaccinations should be mandatory.
    • Main idea- The most important thought about a topic
    • Example: Vaccinations should be mandatory because they are critical to the control and disappearance of deadly diseases.
    • :
    • Let’s review our vocab terms class!
  8. Tips and Tricks

    Slide 8 - Tips and Tricks

    • Keep these in mind when writing your thesis statement
    • It uses clear, strong language
    • 2. The reader knows what the essay will be about by just reading your thesis statement
    • 3. It is NOT a question, and it is ONE complete sentence.
    • 4. It mentions my topic and my opinion on the topic.
    • 5. It lists three reasons that support my opinion (you will discuss these reasons in the body of your paper)
  9. What's the topic?

    Slide 9 - What's the topic?

    • William Wallace
    • What's your main opinion on this topic?
    • He was a hero to Scotland.
    • What's the first reason that supports your opinion?
    • He loved his country.
    •  What's a second reason that supports your opinion?
    • He never game up the fight.
    • What’s the strongest reason that supports your opinion?
    • He died as a martyr.
    • What's the main argument against your opinion?
    • He committed violent acts.
    • Possible thesis statement:
    • Even though he committed violent acts, William Wallace was a hero to Scotland because he loved his country, never game up the fight, and he died a martyr.
    • Thesis Statement Writing Exercise
  10. What's the topic?

    Slide 10 - What's the topic?

    • Running for class president
    • What's your main opinion on this topic?
    • I am the best candidate for the position
    • What's the first reason that supports your opinion?
    •  I love helping others.
    •  What's a second reason that supports your opinion?
    •  I work well with the teachers.
    • What’s the strongest reason that supports your opinion?
    • I have strong leadership skills
    • What's the main argument against your opinion?
    •  There are other qualified candidates (my classmates)
    • Possible thesis statement:
    •  Although there are many great candidates, you should vote me, Mrs. Reighard for class president, because I love helping others, work well with the teachers, and I have strong leadership skills.
    • Thesis Statement Writing Exercise
  11. Thesis Statement Checklist

    Slide 11 - Thesis Statement Checklist

    • Thesis Statement Checklist
    • Yes or No
    • 1. It uses clear, strong language
    • 2. The reader knows what the essay will be about by just reading your thesis statement
    • 3. It is NOT a question, and it is ONE complete sentence.
    • 4. It mentions my topic and my opinion on the topic.
    • 5. It lists three reasons that support my opinion (you will discuss these reasons in the body of your paper)
  12. Quick Review

    Slide 12 - Quick Review

    • True or False: Your thesis statement should be one sentence?
    • A. True
    • B. False
  13. Quick Review

    Slide 13 - Quick Review

    • True or False: Your thesis statement should be the first sentence in your introductory paragraph?
    • A. True
    • B. False
  14. Summary

    Slide 14 - Summary

    • A thesis statement is the main idea of your paper
    • A thesis statement is one sentence.
    • The thesis statement is the last sentence in your introductory paragraph of your paper
    • It states the writer’s opinion about his or her topic.
  15. Define thesis statement

    Slide 15 - Define thesis statement

    • Provide examples of thesis statements
    • Write the thesis statement for your speech
    • Checklist
  16. Dig Deeper

    Slide 16 - Dig Deeper

    • http://safeshare.tv/w/PqDnuaSZph
    • Check out the link below to view President Obama’s State of the Union speech, it’ll get you pumped up for your project!
  17. I’ve got Skills!

    Slide 17 - I’ve got Skills!

    • You will apply these new skills to the prewriting phase of your project.
    • You will write your thesis statement at the topic of your outline.
  18. Stay Tuned!

    Slide 18 - Stay Tuned!

    • Persuasive Writing