Name: ________________________

BUILDING A THESIS STATEMENT STEP 1: Pick a prompt and Which side you are on.

Prompt: Family Loyalty vs. Loyalty to the Law

Your Side: Law is important.
BOX #1

Reason #1: Morally correct (following the law is morally correct).
STEP Reason #2: Keeps civilization functioning. 2: MENTION BOOK AND CHARACTERS YOU ARE DISCUSSING. LIST TWO REASONS WHY YOUR SIDE IS CORRECT. BOX #2

Because...
_____________________ The justice system_______________________________ _____________________________________________________________________

STEP 3: SO WHAT? Using reason #1 and #2, What does your topic reveal about ____X____? BOX #3

Name: ________________________

THESIS STATEMENT: In Montana 1948 by Larry Watson, Wes Hayden makes the correct decision to (characters) follow the law because the justice system maintains both morality and civilization. (Box #1) (Box #3) (Box #2) (Box #2)