Students often have a difficult time getting started with thesis statements, so these templates can help guide them as they craft one to guide their writing.
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Writing a thesis statement requires practice and revision!
Remember: This outline is based on the five–paragraph model.
Expand or condense it according to your particular assignment or the size of your opinion/main idea.Use the outline below, which is based on the five–paragraph essay model, when drafting a plan for your own essay.This is meant as a guide only, so we encourage you to revise it in a way that works best for you.This activity will afford your fourth graders the chance to think about the claim they want to make in their literary essays and give them practice writing an introductory paragraph. Include an opposing viewpoint to your opinion/main idea, if applicable.Again, use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like, until you reach a thesis statement and outline that works for you. You don't have to give all your ideas away right at the beginning -- in fact, it's often more effective to save your conclusive point till the end -- but you must, at the very least, sketch the parameters of the question.In this body paragraph, after the Assertion, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this first point. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. The first sentence of the second body paragraph should reflect an even stronger Assertion to support the thesis statement.Generally, the second point listed in the thesis statement should be developed here.Like with the previous paragraph, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this point after the Assertion. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. Your strongest point should be revealed in the final body paragraph.Also, if it's appropriate, you can address and refute any opposing viewpoints to your thesis statement here.