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TEACHER: Miss Alexis McClure

2016
CLASS: English 8

DATE: February 11,
UNIT: Research Paper

LESSON TITLE: Thesis Statements
LESSON OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to create a thesis statement
using the correct format and information.
STANDARDS:

CC.1.2.8.L Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade
level, reading independently and proficiently.
CC.1.3.8.B Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what
the text says explicitly, as well as inferences, conclusions, and/or generalizations
drawn from the text.
CC.1.4.8.B Identify and introduce the topic clearly, including a preview of what is to
follow.
CC.1.4.8.C Develop and analyze the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions,
concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples; include graphics and
multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
CC.1.4.8.D Organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; use
appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships
among ideas and concepts; provide a concluding statement or section; include
formatting when useful to aiding comprehension.
CC.1.4.8.F Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of
Standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

UNDERSTANDING(S): Apply concepts and templates to their own thesis
topics.
RESOURCES USED:
 Prezi
o http://prezi.com/wgcpma5w9pdt/?
utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share
 Thesis Templates
 Overhead examples
 Thesis Statement Tips Worksheet
SEQUENCE:
Introductio
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Teacher
~After class is settled in their
seat, bring up Prezi presentation
~Show “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
theme song
~Ask students what they know
about the show after watching

Students
~Students will pick up
“Thesis Statement
Tips” worksheet from
the back table
~After watching the
videos, students will

on their favorite book or movie character. SPECIAL NEEDS:  Videos provide real-world examples of the concept  Diagramming in presentation  Worksheet to follow along with  Thesis statement templates can aid them when creating their own  Practicing helps them test out the concept before creating a more complex version for their research paper ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE NEXT DAY: The next school day we will be working in the library to begin the research process. The formative assessment will be for the teacher to observe how the students are applying the concepts covered during the class in their own thesis statement. We will be sharing what we came up with as a class.this clip ~Repeat step with “Brady Bunch” theme song make inferences on what the theme songs tell us about the show Body ~Continue through Prezi presentation ~(If time allows) Use overhead projections examples to dissect key parts of a thesis statement with the class ~Students will follow along with Prezi presentation. highlighting key words on their worksheet Closure ~Distribute “Thesis templates worksheet” and go through each template example ~Explain to students that they will be picking their favorite book or movie character and make a thesis statement about one of their characteristics using the templates given to them ~Students will practice making their own thesis statement using their favorite book or movie character EVIDENCE OF UNDERSTANDING: Students will be creating a thesis statement. using the templates given to them. .