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, 3 independent sources on topic, and optional planning sheet for students to organize their thoughts. Students are asked to create an opinion paper based on two different perspectives of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
Source 1: Provides background information on elements of a fairy tale (what defines "good" and "evil", etc)
Source 2: Provides the classic tale of Goldilocks, as told from Goldilocks' perspective.
Source 3: Provides the altered tale of Goldilocks, as told from Baby Bear's perspective.
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an opinion paper based on the classic children's fairy tale "Goldilocks." Written at grade level, with a shift in perspective that calls to question what we define as "good" and "bad."
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