2nd and 3rd Grade Writing Lessons for Opinion, Persuasive, and Letter Writing

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  1. Write On! is a year long writing resource for the 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. Each unit encourages students to become authors that find a love for writing. Every unit is very different, but most of the units follow these writing steps: Brainstorm, Write, Revise, Edit, and Publish. We also inc
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This 20 Day Writing Unit will encourage your students to become authors of opinion, persuasive, and letter writing! They will walk through the writing process from brainstorming to publishing in an organized and structured way! Weeks 3-4 are structured a little differently to allow students time to read books and respond to literature while forming opinions and writing persuasive letters. You will notice a difference in format for those two weeks but everything needed is still included!

Here's a peek at the lessons:

Week 1: (For Week 1 you will need the book Hey, Little Ant)

- Forming An Opinion Anchor Chart Pieces

- Forming An Opinion Printable

- Opinion Writing Posters

- Hey Little Ant Layered Flipbook Rough Draft

- Parts of Opinion Writing Posters (Intro, Reasons, Conclusion)

- Revise Lesson: Swat it! Forming a Strong Conclusion

- Editing Lesson: Feed the Ants! Connecting Opinions with Reasons

- Close Editing

- Publishing Crafts: 2 Crafts- Ant and Boy

- Opinion Writing Rubric

Week 2: Salty or Sweet?! (you will need snack foods)

- Taste Testing and Brainstorming Adjectives

- Writing: Snack Bar Rough Draft Writing Pouch

- Revising: Matching Opinion Topic to Conclusions

- Editing: Would You Rather?! With linking words

- Close Editing

- Publishing Crafts: Team Salty or Team Sweet Folding Writing Templates

- Self Reflection Rubric

Weeks 3-4 Responding to Literature by Forming Opinions and Writing Persuasive Letters

- Forming Opinions about books with the OREO opinion writing strategy

- OREO booklet to structure opinions

- Milk Craft to write paragraphs

- OREO chart pieces

- Expanding Opinions about literature lesson with chart materials

- Expanding Opinions Writing Activity

- Responding to Literature in Notebooks: reading texts, forming opinions, and writing about the text

- Friendly Letter Chart

- Book Recommendations Lesson

- Friendly Letter Writing Lesson for Persuasive Letters

Included in this unit:

-I Can Statements

-Daily Lesson Plans that include everything you need for minilessons, independent practice, and share time.

-Standards for TEKS and Common Core

-Materials for anchor charts

-Graphic Organizers and Student Printables

-Brainstorming Charts and Activities

-Rough Draft Writing Pieces

-Focus on Opinion, Persuasive, and Letter Writing

-Close Editing Strategies

-Final Publishing Paper and Craft

-Single Column Rubrics

-18 writing prompts to display and templates for writing journals

In each unit you will guide your students through brainstorming, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. In this specific unit your students will also learn how to form an opinion, write a letter, and persuade their reader

Write On Components:

-How to group students

-Writing Folder Materials

-Status of the Class Materials

-Writing Templates

-Setting Goals Anchor Chart Materials

-How to Use Rubrics

-How to Set Up Your Writing Block

Check out the individual units below:


WRITE ON! Writing Bootcamp Unit 1

WRITE ON! Personal Narratives Unit 2

WRITE ON! How To Writing Unit 3

WRITE ON! Informational Writing Unit 4

WRITE ON! Research UNIT 5

WRITE ON! Autobiographies and Biographies Unit 6

WRITE ON! Opinion Writing with Persuasive and Letter Writing Unit 7

WRITE ON! Poetry Unit 8

WRITE ON! Fiction Writing Unit 9

WRITE ON! Fairy Tale Writing Unit 10

WRITE ON! End of the Year Writing Unit 11

This unit was made by Hope King and Amy Lemons! We hope you enjoy! There is a lot included in this unit, so make sure you check out the preview!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.


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