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Science & Culture Pre-Draft: Developing a Thesis Statement

Developing a Thesis Statement Lesson objective(s):  By the end of the class period, students should have a working thesis. They may change it afterward, but it should provide them with a solid start. Total estimated time: 50 minutes. Additional outcome(s):

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Religion Pre-Draft: Opening Paragraph Construction

Pre-Draft #2 (Opening Paragraph Construction, 25 min) In class, discuss three-sentence opening paragraph template (introduction to topic, invocation of sources, statement of thesis) Draft opening paragraph in this template. Volunteer to workshop paragraphs. Workshop/discuss/compare opening sentences (distinguish topic introduction from

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Comedy and Satire Pre-Draft: Writing a friend’s imagined response to a difficult satirical text

Writing a friend’s imagined response to a difficult satirical text Our next paper asks you to convince someone that your reading of a satirical text is the reading that best matches the argument of the text and that his or

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Food Pre-Draft: Evaluating an Argument By Producing a Thesis Statement

Criticizing the Critics: Evaluating an Argument By Producing a Thesis Statement Lesson objective(s): Students will learn to critically engage the claims of a text through analysis and evaluation. Total estimated time: 60 minutes. Additional outcome(s): Students will practice “active” reading.

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Food Pre-Draft: Writing with a Thesis, Evidence, and Analysis

Writing with a Thesis, Evidence, and Analysis Lesson objective(s): To help students understand what makes an effective thesis and how their thesis should be supported by evidence and analysis. Total estimated time: 6o minutes Course work or assignment underway: Research

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Cultural Identity Pre-Draft: Shaping a Thesis

Lesson Plan: Shaping a Thesis Lesson objective: To begin to identify a thesis for a memoir on cultural identity and memory. Total estimated time: 60-75 minutes. Additional outcomes: Brainstorming evidence and main points for memoir. Course work or assignment underway:

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Beauty Pre-Draft: Close reading to develop thesis statement

Lesson Plan – Close reading to develop thesis statement Lesson objective(s): Choose a key passage from Scarry’s argument from On Beauty and Being Just and a scene or image from Triumph of the Will that you think connect in an

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Page to Stage Pre-Draft: Intro Paragraph Exercise

Draft an Opening Paragraph for Your Research Paper Pair up with someone and ask each other the following questions about your play. Motive: Why is this play worth doing today? What has been tried before? What hasn’t been tried that

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Memory Pre-Draft: Developing Thesis Statements

Lesson Plan on Developing Sound Thesis Statements Lesson objective(s): Designing successful thesis statements with which a reasonable person may reasonably disagree. Total estimated time: 50 – 75 minutes Additional outcome(s): Fostering feelings of confidence in positioning oneself in relation to

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