Reflection: Lesson Planning Thesis Statement and Proposal Introduction - Section 2: Thesis Statement and Proposal Explanation


Direct instruction may not always be an effective teaching strategy. Students can lose interest and focus rather quickly. However, there are times when it is necessary especially when explaining a project or an aspect of a project. Today's lesson calls for direct instruction so students can be told what they will need to do as they work on a thesis statement and proposal.

One strategy that helps during direct instruction is to involve the class as often as possible. I try and ask questions throughout the process or I have students reword the information in their own words. This helps to show me that students are understanding such dry material. I also reword the information so it can fit what they are researching. I may include a students topic as I explain certain steps. This helps them to be a little more engaged and I can bring students back to the lesson who may have zoned out.

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  Lesson Planning: Direct Instruction
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Thesis Statement and Proposal Introduction

Unit 5: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part I
Lesson 10 of 10

Objective: SWBAT understand the basics of a thesis statement and proposal.

Big Idea: The first step on the path of research writing: what's your plan?

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