World Lit: Allow Me to Introduce You to a Thesis Statement


  • ELAGSE9-10W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELAGSE9-10W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELAGSE9-10W10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Learning Target: I will write an introduction paragraph with a strong thesis statement

Opening: VOCAB QUIZ!!

Work Session: Let’s do a mini-session on thesis statements:

Next we will spend 5 minutes watching a video on how to create a strong and interesting thesis statement: Everyone pay attention, you will need to know how to do this!

Next, we will read together the first 2 paragraphs of Mrs. Bristow’s Cultural Identity Social Justice essay called “Cinco de Drinko: Cultural Appropriation of Mexican Holidays”, that I will put on the big screen for all to see. Then, you will identify Mrs. Bristow’s Thesis Statement and we will analyze it together.

Finally, you will write your intro paragraph for your Social Justice Research Papers and include a killer thesis statement! This is a graded activity that must be completed today. I will go over the Grading Rubric with you.

Please grab a piece of paper and start drafting your intro and thesis statement for your research paper.

Closing: Choose a few volunteers to share theirs’ with the class.

Assessment: Formative (individual conferences, checks of research packets); Summative (final essay product)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding, frameworks)

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