Multiparagraph Essay Thesis Sentences

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teaching the thesis sentence that is part of the multi-paragraph essay

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  • 1. Multiparagraph Essay Thesis Sentences
  • 2. Thesis Sentence
    • A thesis is a general sentence with a subject and an opinion (also called commentary)
    • Example:
    • Australia is the best country of all for a vacation.
    • In this sentence, Australia is the subject. The rest of the sentence tells the writer’s opinion, or commentary , about it – that it’s the best country for a vacation.
  • 3. Review
    • A thesis is a general sentence with a ____________ and an ___________ (also called ____________________).
  • 4. Practice sentences
    • For each of the following thesis sentences, underline the subject once and the opinion (commentary) twice.
    • Example:
    • East High is a wonderful place to go to school.
  • 5. Practice sentences
    • a. Fishing is fun to do when I am with my dad.
    • b. English is my favorite class.
    • c. It is exciting going to a new school.
    • d. Tacos are my favorite food.
    • e. I like radio station Q106 the most.
  • 6. Review
    • What are the two parts of a thesis? ____________ and ___________ (also called ____________________).
  • 7. Practice creating sentences
    • Now you will practice writing thesis statements on your own.
    • First you need to think of some subjects you know something about
        • Getting braces
        • Bicycling
        • Homework
  • 8. Practice creating sentences
    • The next step is to write a thesis for your subject.
    • Here is an example about getting braces .
    • Getting braces was one of the best things that could have happened to me.
    • This is a thesis because it has a subject (getting braces) and an opinion (was one of the best things that could have happened to me.)