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Thesis: A claim or idea
The framework helps outline what the writer will be discussing. My students are allowed to choose a topic of their own. Then they create a thesis statement.
We also worked on an essay as a class. We decided we wanted to write about our school. I purposefully choice to keep the thesis statement simple for whole class instruction. I also modeled with my own essay which had a more complex thesis statement.
Our school is fun.
- One reason our school is fun is the teachers work hard to create lessons that are fun.
- Another reason our school is fun is we have two teachers, one for language arts and socials studies and one for math and science.
- And finally, our school is fun because we have many different choices on the lunch menu.
How have you taught your students to frame their essays?