Opinion paper prompt that is SURE TO SPARK THEIR INTEREST! Developed for 4th/5th Grade Text-Based Writing. Written in Florida FSA format, but applicable across multi-state, text based writing standards. Includes cover page, prompt/directions page, and 3 independent sources on topic. Students are asked to create an opinion paper based on whether or not students should have to wear uniforms to school.
Source 1: Provides background information on purpose of uniform and what is sparking the debate.
Source 2: Provides contentions supporting the idea of uniforms.
Source 3: Provides contentions debating the idea of uniforms.
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an opinion paper based on the contemporary debate regarding mandatory uniform policies. Written at grade level, with a topic sure to spark interest in students.
For Florida Teachers, FSA Rubric for grading can be found here:
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