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Thesis statement 2.notebook                              January 15, 2013     1/14/13     7th Grade Language Arts     Agen...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                            January 15, 2013    What is a thesis statement?                    ...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                          January 15, 2013    What is a thesis statement?                      ...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                             January 15, 2013       A Thesis Statement is Not:       • A promis...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                             January 15, 2013    Draw a diagram to illustrate how your thesis s...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                          January 15, 2013     What is a thesis statement?                     ...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                             January 15, 2013    Number Statements                             ...
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Thesis statement 2.notebook                           January 15, 2013    DC, IC Examples         If you are looking for a...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                                                        January 15, 2013     Are these Poor the...
Thesis statement 2.notebook                                                          January 15, 2013     Are these Poor t...
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Thesis statement 7th grade

  1. 1. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 1/14/13 7th Grade Language Arts Agenda: Assignments  1.  Warm­up:  Update home page • Literature Circles (W) 2.  Thesis Statement lesson • Tentative Thesis Statement (F) 3.  Researching   • Reading Log #1 (F) • Vocab Writing (F) 1
  2. 2. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 What is a thesis statement? Next A thesis statement... is the heart of your paper. Without it, your piece will not survive. lets the reader know what your paper will be about. is like a giant umbrella. Everything in your paper should fit underneath it (be related). lets the reader know what position youre taking (persuasive essay). 2
  3. 3. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 What is a thesis statement? Next A thesis statement should tell the reader two things: Thesis Statement Topic Position There are several reasons why our school should have vending machines. Pull T: Ve Even though murder is a heinous crime, the death penalty is not the answer. Pull 3
  4. 4. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 A Thesis Statement is Not: • A promise or a statement of purpose • A question • Just a topic sentence • A Few words about the topic with no complete thought 4
  5. 5. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 Draw a diagram to illustrate how your thesis statement fits into your report Body Paragraph 1 Details Body Paragraph Body Paragraph 4 2 Details Thesis Statement Details Body Paragraph 3 Details 5
  6. 6. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 What is a thesis statement? Agenda With your partner, determine which of the following are thesis statements. 1. There are many reasons why I should have a cell phone. 2. I could pay for it myself. 3. In order to decrease fatigue during instruction, we should have shorter class period. 4. It is imperative that we have vending machines in school. 5. They could have healthy snacks only. 6
  7. 7. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 Number Statements Next Number statements can be short or long; in fact, they can be any grammatical structure you need or want. A Number statement is a sentence that contains a number word. (two, three, four, several, many, some, a few, numerous, a couple of, a number of, a myriad, various, plenty…) There are many reasons why every teenager # should have a cell phone. Voting for John Doe will benefit you in four different ways. # Uniforms in school are a must for several reasons. # 7
  8. 8. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 Agenda DC, IC Statements Examples A DC,IC statement is a complex sentence that begins with one of these dependent words. If Even though Until After Although Where Since Unless Though Before While Even if So that When Because Whenever Even Wherever As long as As if As soon as As Whether 8
  9. 9. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 DC, IC Examples If you are looking for an excellent school year, vote John Smith for class president. Even though murder is a heinous, inexcusable crime, capital punishment is not the answer. For my birthday, you should consider buying me a cell phone. 9
  10. 10. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 Are these Poor thesis statements or good thesis statements? 1.  It seems to me that probably one of the seriously important decisions almost all teenagers  face today is deciding what jobs they might have someme in the future. 2. The most important dilemma today’s teenager face is making informed career decisions:   choosing a type of work that will sustain them and preparing adequately for that career. 3. In this community crime is problem that people can work together to overcome. 4. Crime Watch, a community based resident patrol is a praccal, effecve way for cizens of all  ages to cooperate in protecng themselves and their community from crime. 5. Dogs can be trained to help disabled people. 10
  11. 11. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 Are these Poor thesis statements or good thesis statements? 6.  For thousands of disabled Americans, “service dogs” improve the emoonal, social, and  economic quality of life. 7.  How can high school students start a school radio staon. 8.  With as lile as $500, high school students can create and staff a “drive‐by” radio staon,  benefing both the students and the school in significant ways. 11
  12. 12. Thesis statement 2.notebook January 15, 2013 12

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