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Thesis Writing Activity



Thesis Writing Activity



Product Description

We all know that the thesis statement is the most important part of the essay. This is also the part of the essay with which students have the most difficulty.

When you are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a work, you are able to write better yourself.

Topic: Is knowledge good or destructive? The subject is interesting, and can be used along with many different types of literature, or on its own.

In this bundle, I’ve included an interactive PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:

-The definition of a thesis statement
-How to write a thesis statement (and the steps to take leading up to the thesis)
-5 examples of thesis statements, where students must identify both the weaknesses and the strengths
-10 slides explaining the strengths in the examples and the weaknesses in the examples
-1 example of a well-written thesis statement, and an explanation about why it’s good.

To accompany the PowerPoint presentation, I’ve included a student activity sheet with a list of all of the examples written in the PPT. (PDF format) 

Also included is a lesson plan with details regarding the PowerPoint and activity sheet.

As a bonus, I’ve also included 2 posters listing the 7 essential steps to writing a great thesis. I’ve included an image format and a PDF format for easy printing. 

-the first poster measures 70 cm (27.6 inches)
-the second poster, which students can actually read from far away, measures 97 cm (38.2 inches)

You may also be interested in these products as well: 
– Grammar Cheat Sheet
– Rubrics: Self-Evaluation Sheets and Teacher Assessment Rubrics
– Essay Evaluation Comments with Drop Down Boxes

It’s teaching made easy!


Total Pages
22 slides, 1 page, 1 poster
Answer Key
Teaching Duration


FREE MATH LESSON – “GO Math! 2nd Grade CHAPTER Essential Questions/Learning Objectives (Freebie)”

by Evenings With Drake

2nd Grade



This teacher resource contains a set of Chapter Essential Questions and Chapter Learning Objectives for the 2nd Grade California Edition of the 2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt GO Math! Mathematics Program.

What’s Included?
*Eleven (11) CHAPTER Essential Question posters (one for each chapter)
*Eleven (11) CHAPTER Learning Objective posters (one for each chapter)
*One (1) Anchor Chart for CHAPTER Essential Questions
*One (1) Anchor Chart for CHAPTER Learning Objectives

Gentle Suggestions/Tips/Reminders:
*INK SAVER ALERT! This resource has been formatted using only black, white, and gray ink. Feel free to copy the posters and anchor charts on bright colored paper for a look that “pops!”
*All posters and anchor charts have been produced using the “landscape” orientation (11 x 8.5).
*REMINDER: This poster set is for the CHAPTER essential questions and CHAPTER learning objectives only.
*Feel free to hang these posters on whiteboards, classroom doors, a math focus wall, or any other prominent place where they can be easily seen and utilized.
*SUGGESTION: Copy the posters back-to-back (2-sided) to make a lesson objectives or essential questions “book” for your kiddos. TIP: Add lined or blank paper between posters so that students may write or sketch pictures about what they’ve learned after the instruction of each chapter.

Happy teaching and learning 2nd grade math! 🙂

–Evenings With Drake
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