For our morning PD Gavin went over the best way to teach a thesis statement for written text essays. The main point he made for level 3 was that students should not feel afraid to disagree with the statement provided in the exam. They can also partially agree with the statement. But whichever stance they choose, they should spend a good amount of time planning so that they are clear on where they stand. The powerpoint he provided gave clear steps to take for classes ranging from year 9 right through to level 3.