Copy the chart below into your notebook. Use an entire page. I will demonstrate for you how to use this chart before I ask you to do so.
Use your break as the topic, and what you did during break as your subtopics.
Review thesis requirements.
Step 1: I will write an essay prompt on the board. I vary my questions between informative and argumentative topics.
Step 2: Get into small groups! I will start a timer for 5 minutes. During this time your group will construct a solid thesis statement in response to the essay question.
Step 3: I will randomly select two groups to compete.
Step 4: Each group will now write their thesis on the board.
Step 5: I will edit the statements with you and choose a winner.