Daily Archives: April 4, 2021

Thesis Writing Activity


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 the following products:

Analyze This!

English Grammar Cheat Sheet

Essay Writing Flip Book

Free Thesis Writing Activity

Poster: Developing Themes in Literature

Teaching the Essay Package

It’s teaching made easy!

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

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Five Words of Freedom Informational Text #weholdthesetruths”

by Margaret Whisnant
6th – 8th Grade

Treat your students to a different kind of vocabulary lesson with Five Words of Freedom.

This informational text freebie presents the etymologies of 5 words—vote, Congress, Senate, representative, and democracy. Like people, word histories are full of surprises, and these entertaining 5 are no exception.

The package includes CCSS-aligned questions and full answer keys.

Use the ideas in this product to spark discussions about what living in a democracy means.

Have students make their own personal Words of Freedom list and then do some digging into their histories. Great stuff for reports

Your students might also enjoy these other free informational texts from my store
The American Search for Utopia

A Holiday Story and a Song

Loud Talking Required

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