Friday, October 5, 2012

A winning thesis statement...

For your first timed writing, we wrote about whether or not students should be graded on their behavior.  We're working on improving those essays by revising the topic and choosing to write about something that we see in the world that needs to be changed.    We're writing EDITORIALS!

We've been "workshopping" our thesis statements but I'll include the template we've been using in class to help craft a concise thesis for a five paragraph essay.  The thesis will be the last line of the introductory paragraph.  We're writing them in class but some of you may need this resource at home as you revise topics and write your introduction paragraphs.