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A thesis statement is one complete sentence used to focus a multi paragraph paper

A thesis statement is one complete sentence used to focus a multi-paragraph paper.

Click on these sound icons

to hear the slide read aloud

The Thesis Statement


The thesis statement

Directions: You will be asked to view several thesis statements. Then you will be asked to determine what the rules are for a thesis statement.

Click on these sound icons

to hear the slide read aloud

The Thesis Statement


Thesis statement examples

Thesis Statement Examples

The Lord of the Flies is a maturation novel.

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is excellent.

Pinckney Community High School students have spirit.


More thesis statement examples

More Thesis Statement Examples

Writing should be focused.

Grammar is important.

Learning can be fun!


The thesis statement

What are you noticing about these statements? You may click back and look at them again. What is the same in all of the statements?

The Thesis Statement


Thesis statement analysis

Thesis Statement Analysis

The Lord of the Flies is a maturation novel.

Does this sentence have a subject?

What is the subject? (answer in your head)

Does this sentence have a verb?

What is the verb? (answer in your head)

Is this a complete sentence? (answer in your head)


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Thesis Statement Analysis

Mint chocolate chip ice cream is excellent.

Does this sentence have a subject?

What is the subject? (answer in your head)

Does this sentence have a verb?

What is the verb? (answer in your head)

Is this a complete sentence? (answer in your head)


Thesis statement

Thesis Statement

Is a thesis statement a complete sentence?

(click on your answer)

True or False ?


Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS!

You are correct!

A thesis statement is a complete sentence

because it has a noun and a verb.

(noun) (verb)

Example Thesis: Writingliberatesthe mind.


Incorrect

INCORRECT!

You are incorrect.

A complete sentence has a subject and a verb. For example:

(noun) (verb)

The dog ran.

Example Thesis: (noun) (verb)

Mint chocolate chip icecreamisexcellent.


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Thesis Statement Analysis

Pinckney Community High School students have spirit.

Is this a complete sentence? (answer in your head)

Does this sentence prove something? (answer in your head)

Is this statement arguable? (can you have an opposite opinion?)


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Thesis Statement

Does a thesis statement prove something?

(click on your answer)

True or False ?


Congratulations1

CONGRATULATIONS!

You are correct!

A thesis statement does prove something.

You are ready to take the next step!

Click here for advanced learning…


Incorrect1

INCORRECT!

You are incorrect!

A thesis statement does prove something.

For example:

Thesis: The weatherisoutstanding.

The “weather” is the topic.

This statement is claiming the weather is “outstanding”

This claim or proving point can be argued either way.


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Thesis Statement

Directions:

Step 1: Look at the following thesis statement and analyze it to determine the topic (subject) and the proving point (the opinion that can be argued either way).

Step 2: Use the pen below to underline the topic.

Step 3. Use the pen below to circle the proving point .

(click on the pen icon, then choose “Felt Tip Pen”

When you are done, click back on the pen icon and

choose “Arrow” so you can continue.)

Pinckney Community High School students have spirit.


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Thesis Statement

Did your thesis statement look like this? Yes or No ?

Pinckney Community High School students have spirit.


Incorrect2

INCORRECT!

Let’s try again! Click below to practice analyzing another thesis statement.

First, you may want to listen to some brain stimulating music before trying again. Click on the sound icon for a brief brain stimulant.

Click here to practice again


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Thesis Statement

Directions:

Step 1: Look at the following thesis statement and analyze it to determine the topic (subject) and the proving point (the opinion that can be argued either way).

Step 2: Use the pen below to underline the topic.

Step 3. Use the pen below to circle the proving point .

(click on the pen icon, then choose “Felt Tip Pen”

When you are done, click back on the pen icon and

choose “Arrow” so you can continue.)

Language Arts can be challenging.


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Thesis Statement

Did your thesis statement look like this? Yes or No ?

Language Arts can be challenging.


Congratulations2

CONGRATULATIONS!

You are correct!

You know that a thesis statement has a topic

and it proves something!

Did you know there is an advanced way to write a thesis statement? It helps you focus your paper even more!

Click here to learn more! Click here to finish for now.


A mature thesis statement is one complete sentence used to hyper focus a multi paragraph paper

A mature thesis statement is one complete sentence used to hyper-focus a multi-paragraph paper.

The MATURE Thesis Statement


The thesis statement

A mature thesis statement has an additional component to the thesis statement’s topic and proving point.

The MATURE Thesis Statement


You now know that a thesis statement is one complete sentence used to focus a multi paragraph paper

You now know that a thesis statement is one complete sentence used to focus a multi-paragraph paper!

NICE JOB!

I changed my mind.

I want to learn more now!

Click the back arrow.


The mature thesis statement

Directions: You will be asked to view several MATURE thesis statements. Then you will be asked to determine what the rules are for a MATURE thesis statement.

The MATURE Thesis Statement


Mature thesis statement examples

Mature Thesis Statement Examples

S.E. Hinton shows her strength as a writer by developing her characters physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Where the Red Fern Grows was an outstanding book because of its realistic characters, engaging plot, and heartfelt theme.

Multifaceted characters, believable plots, and universal themes make To Kill a Mockingbird a must read.


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Mature Thesis Statement Examples

What are you noticing about these mature thesis statements?

Click on the back arrow and look at them again if you like.

What is the same in all of the statements?


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Mature Thesis Statement Examples

What are you noticing about these statements? Yes! They are more developed, more sophisticated, more mature.

Each of the previous mature thesis statements contained:

(click on the best answer below)

Topic and Proving Point

Topic, Proving Point, and Supporting Details

Subject and Verb


True but not the best answer

True, but NOT the best answer!

These mature thesis statements do contain a topic and a proving point, but they also have additional supporting details to help prove their point.

Look at another example below and see if you can identify the topic, proving point, and supporting details.

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck is not recommended for sophisticated readers because of its simple plot, characters, and theme.


Congratulations you chose the best answer

CONGRATULATIONS you chose the best answer!

These mature thesis statements do contain a topic, proving point, and supporting details to help prove their point.

Look at another example below and see if you can identify the topic, proving point, and supporting details.

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck is not recommended for sophisticated readers because of its simple plot, characters, and theme.


True but not the best answer1

True, but NOT the best answer!

These mature thesis statements do contain a subject and a verb, but they also have additional supporting details to help prove their point.

Look at another example below and see if you can identify the topic, proving point, and supporting details.

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck is not recommended for sophisticated readers because of its simple plot, characters, and theme.


Mature thesis statement analysis

Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Directions: Now analyze this mature thesis statement by using the felt tip pen again to underline the topic, circle the proving point, and number the first, second, and third supporting details. Click here if you need the detailed directions. Good luck!

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck is not recommended for sophisticated readers because of its simple plot, characters, and theme.


Mature thesis statement

Mature Thesis Statement

Directions:

Step 1: Look at the following thesis statement and analyze it to determine the topic (subject), the proving point (the opinion that can be argued either way) and the three supporting details (what the author is going to use to prove the point).

Step 2: Use the pen below to underline the topic.

Step 3. Use the pen below to circle the proving point .

(click on the pen icon, then choose “Felt Tip Pen”

When you are done, click back on the pen icon and

choose “Arrow” so you can continue.)

Step 4. Use the pen below to write a 1, 2, 3 in front of each supporting detail.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Did your analysis look like this? Yes or No ?

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck is not recommended for sophisticated readers because of its simple plot, characters, and theme.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Congratulations! Let’s do another one!

Directions: Now analyze this mature thesis statement by using the felt tip pen again to underline the topic, circle the proving point, and number the first, second, and third supporting details. Click here if you need the detailed directions. Good luck!

S.E. Hinton shows her strength as a writer by developing her characters physically, mentally, and emotionally.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Incorrect! Try this one.

Directions: Now analyze this mature thesis statement by using the felt tip pen again to underline the topic, circle the proving point, and number the first, second, and third supporting details. Click here if you need the detailed directions. Good luck!

S.E. Hinton shows her strength as a writer by developing her characters physically, mentally, and emotionally.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Okay, try it one more time!

Directions: Now analyze this mature thesis statement by using the felt tip pen again to underline the topic, circle the proving point, and number the first, second, and third supporting details. Click here if you need the detailed directions. Good luck!

S.E. Hinton shows her strength as a writer by developing her characters physically, mentally, and emotionally.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Did your analysis look like this? Yes or No ?

S.E. Hinton shows her strength as a writer by developing her characters physically, mentally, and emotionally.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Let’s try one more to make sure you got it!

Directions: Now analyze this mature thesis statement by using the felt tip pen again to underline the topic, circle the proving point, and number the first, second, and third supporting details. Click here if you need the detailed directions. Good luck!

Where theRed Fern Grows was an outstanding book because of its realistic characters, engaging plot, and heartfelt theme.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Did your analysis look like this? Yes or No ?

Where the Red Fern Grows was an outstanding book because of its realistic characters, engaging plot, and heartfelt theme.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Congratulations!

You know how to identify a Mature Thesis Statement’s topic, proving point, and supporting details!

Now click on the next slide to analyze one last time to reinforce your knowledge.


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Incorrect!

Remember, a Mature Thesis Statement has a topic (subject), proving point (opinion), and supporting details (what is used to prove the opinion).

Now choose to analyze one last Mature thesis statement or to go back try the previous one again.

Click here for previous thesisClick here for new thesis


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Mature Thesis Statement Analysis

Mature Thesis Example:

Multifaceted characters, believable plots, and universal themes make To Kill a Mockingbird a must read.

What did you notice about this one? Click on the best answer.

This is not a mature thesis statement.

Nothing is different about this one.

The supporting details came first in the sentence.


Congratulations you are observant

CONGRATULATIONS!You are observant!

Multifaceted characters, believable plots, and universal themes make To Kill a Mockingbird a must read.

Rule: As long as all three components (topic, proving point, supporting details) are present, a mature thesis statement can be written in different ways.


Incorrect this is a mature thesis statement

INCORRECT!This is a mature thesis statement.

Multifaceted characters, believable plots, and universal themes make To Kill a Mockingbird a must read.

Rule: As long as all three components (topic, proving point, supporting details) are present, a mature thesis statement can be written in different ways.


Nice job

You know that a thesis statement is one complete sentence used to focus a multi-paragraph paper!

You can now practice writing some thesis statements on your own!

NICE JOB!


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