Opinion paper prompt 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 on whether they would prefer to live in an urban or rural setting.
Source 1: Provides background information on cities vs countrysides.
Source 2: Provides contentions supporting city life.
Source 3: Provides contentions supporting rural life.
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an opinion paper based on lifestyle preferences. Written at grade level, with detailed contentions justifying both sides.
For Florida Teachers, FSA Rubric for grading can be found here:
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