Mad Lib Thesis Statement Practice

Contributor: Emily Love. Lesson ID: 10765

A thesis is the main idea of an essay, say? If you like silly stories, let online mad lib exercises and wisdom from Albert Einstein teach you how to write clear and concise arguments for your thesis!

categories

Writing

subject
English / Language Arts
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion
Grade Level
Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Visit the site Education Place - Wacky Web Tales. Choose one of the stories and fill in the blanks to create a mad lib story. After you fill in all of the blanks, read your story out loud to your teacher or parent!

Hopefully, you enjoyed reading a funny, silly story!

In this lesson, you will develop your skills in writing thesis statements by practicing with mad lib thesis statements.

The thesis statement should capture the main idea of your essay. It should show your readers your position on the topic of the essay, or what you intend to prove.

Having a strong thesis is essential because every paragraph in your essay should link back to this statement. Consider these four questions as a thesis test:

  1. Does your thesis inspire a reasonable reader to ask How? or Why?
  2. Does your thesis take a clear position on the topic?
  3. Does your thesis provide an idea of the examples or evidence you might use to support your position?
  4. Would your readers respond with So what? or Who cares? If so, you need to revise in order to give them a reason to keep reading!

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