This activity is connected to CCGPS ELACCKW1: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are "writing" about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book. The topic for this opinion writing packet is "farm animals." These opinion writing activities are great to put in a writing center for students to choose which pictures to use to give their opinions about. This pack includes a title page and 6 pages with each page containing picture choices of two farm animals. The six pages include: rabbit/chick, cow/horse, goat/pig, sheep/rooster, duck/hen, and goose/turkey. Each page includes two picture choices for students to choose between to tell which they think is the best. Each page says “In my opinion (it shows the two picture choices) _____are the best because…,” then it has six blank lines for students to write on to tell why they think their choice is the best. Students love telling which item they like the best. This activity encourages students to give the reason why they think their choice is the best. Teachers can also use these writing activities as a whole class activity. Assigning these activities for a homework assignment can include parents in helping increase their child’s writing skills. However you choose to use these activities, I hope your students develop a love for writing.
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