This guide is a companion to the new writing units on opinion writing for the early grades. You will receive a guide to using checklists with young writers, a pacing guide for the unit, a mentor text with various components highlighted to facilitate student understanding, and a variety of paper with self-checklist rubrics to guide student writing. You will also receive a large group checklist, peer checklist, and a variety of mentor texts to use when teaching.
Opinion writing is now required in kindergarten and first grade based on the common core. This unit outlines how to successfully achieve this goal, while providing concrete and relevant examples to your students. They will be able to write opinions, back them with reasons and evidence, and understand how to use letters as a genre for persuasive writing.