Topic Sentences and Thesis Statements

1 Feb

Here is a rundown of our work this week.  Here are the handouts  Research Paper- The Thesis  and TOPIC SENTENCES

11th Grade:

Midterms Monday and Tuesday

Make sure you have finished Catcher in the Rye.

New Skills Topic Sentences.  Using the handout on topic sentences, create your own thesis statement and three topic sentences in your notebook.

12th Grade:

Create 3 bio poems using vocabulary words.

New Skills Topic Sentences.  Using the handout on topic sentences, create your own thesis statement and three topic sentences in your notebook.

New Skill:

-Presenting your opinion as fact- It is understood that any piece of writing is your opinion, however if you want to be effective in proving your argument don’t remind the reader of this.  Avoid “I think that” “In my opinion” “I believe” “it seems like…” in formal writing.  An attorney would never say “I think that Mr. X is guilty of crime X.” He/she would present their opinion as fact “Mr. X is guilty of crime X!”

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