Graphic Organizers For Writing Thesis Statements

Thesis Statement Writing Workshop

​If you are thinking about trying to get your students thinking and writing critically this is a great place to start. This 50 minute workshop gets kids thinking, creating and collaborating. Kids travel from station to station to learn about thesis statements and they have fun while they're at it. At the conclusion of the workshop, students know how to write a thesis statement using evidence. We recommend it as a first step before tackling Document Based Question essays with your students.

The good news is that below you will find the different components you will need to set up your own thesis workshop. We've got everything from student handouts to video clips to exit slips. In the spirit of what BubbleUp Classroom is all about, we hope that you will free free to add, change and adjust these materials to fit the needs of your own students. If you come up with something fabulous please share it with us! We love to hear about new, bubbly ideas.

Also, if you aren't feeling particularly techie -- skip Pick the Best and Write It. These stations require you to set up google forms so that you can collect the student data. Or better yet, find a techie colleague and get to it! 

​​Station Details
One word per brick, students physically build thesis statements. Stems can be provided for additional support.
  • Words for each LEGO set (MS Word | PDF)
  • Thesis stems for scaffolding (MS Word | PDF)
Thesis CSI
Using evidence statements on a topic, students put together a thesis statement. Stems can be provided for additional support.Pick the Best
Students pick the best thesis statement of each setting, piecing together a QR code puzzle to check their work.
Map It
Students deconstruct, or map, thesis statements into the graphic organizer.Rewrite It
Given poorly written statements, students rewrite them into strong, concise thesis statements.
  • Sample Rewrite Form
    Create your own Google Form to use this in your classroom. Or, you can even do this activity the low tech way -- on paper: have students pull a poorly written thesis statement out of a box and rewrite it!
  • Rewrite It -- examples (MS Word | PDF)
Exit Pass
Using what they have learned, students write a strong thesis statement on any topic of their choice.
  • Workshop Exit Pass (MS Word | ​PDF)

Сьюзан подумала, не позвонить ли ей Стратмору. Коммандер в два счета выставит Хейла - все-таки сегодня суббота. Но она отдавала себе отчет в том, что, если Хейла отправят домой, он сразу же заподозрит неладное, начнет обзванивать коллег-криптографов, спрашивать, что они об этом думают, В конце концов Сьюзан решила, что будет лучше, если Хейл останется. Он и так скоро уйдет. Код, не поддающийся взлому.

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