Sometimes…you are called upon to write a thing.
Sometimes…the thing will have a central idea.
Sometimes…you’ll want to make that central idea very clear to the reader early on in the thing. 1,545 more words
In years past, I’ve used this fantastic graphic organizer to help teach the concept of thesis statements to students ranging from seventh grade to eleventh grade. 159 more words
I came across this passage from the novelist Nicholson Baker yesterday:
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To find their way in American life, high-schoolers need to be able to speak English, to read, to listen to and respect other people’s opinions, to have a command of the basic elements of courtesy and, to a lesser extent, to write.