Allow students more experience with formulating a thesis statement and drawing on specific textual evidence to support it. Students can utilize any reading they are familiar with—this familiarity allows them to already have knowledge of the piece’s content, and ability to use the most appropriate points as support. This activity assumes some prior exposure to and practice with thesis statements.
Kind, Leah, "Developing a Thesis and Utilizing Supporting Evidence" (2011). Writing Bootcamp Unit. 3.