Author:
BRITTANY LANE
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
High School
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License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

Education Standards

Springboard- English II- Unit 1 Lesson 1.5 Writing a Thesis Statement

Overview

In this lesson, students will continue to analyze Sherry Turkle’s op-ed, and write a clear thesis statement explaining how Turkle builds her argument in “The Flight from Conversation”

 

 

 

SubjectELAGrade Level10Unit1
Content Standard(s) Lesson Objective(s)
RI.10.5, W.10.4, W.10.5I can write a clear thesis statement.
Materials Technology Accessories
 EdpuzzleNearpod

 

 

Lesson Narrative (1 to 2 days)
Summary: In this lesson, students will continue to analyze Sherry Turkle’s op-ed, and write a clear thesis statement explaining how Turkle builds her argument in “The Flight from Conversation”
Activity 1:Lesson: Writing a Thesis Statement
  • Students will take notes about writing various types of thesis statements
Activity 2: Edpuzzle: Writing a Thesis Statement
  • Students will watch an Edpuzzle video that goes over the basics of writing a thesis statement
Activity 3: “The Flight from Conversation” Thesis Statement
  • Students will use one of the thesis statement  frames to explain how Turkle builds her argument in “The Flight from Conversation”
  • Here are the instructions given to the students:
  • In Sherry Turkle's article "The Flight from Conversation," she makes the claim that we are allowing technology to have a negative effect on our personal lives and relationships. Write an essay (You are NOT going to actually write a full essay, just pretend you are) analyzing HOW Turkle supports this claim. Consider her diction, rhetorical devices, and other persuasive strategies.
  • So, now I just want the thesis statement. Pretend you are actually writing this essay. What would your thesis statement be? Look at the samples below.
  • 1. Turkle uses ________________, ________________________, and ____________________ to argue that ______________________________.
  • 2. Turkle makes use of rhetorical devices such as _____________________, ____________________, and _________________________ to illustrate ______________________.
  • 3. Turkle supports her claim that _______________________________ through evidence such as _______________________, _________________________________, and ________________________.

 

 

 

Formative Assessment