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 an optional planning sheet for students to organize their thought. Students are asked to create an opinion paper based on "The Ivory Trade."
Source 1: Provides background information.
Source 2: Provides an opinion Opposed to Ivory Trade.
Source 3: Provides an opinion In Favor of Ivory Trade.
Challenge students to utilize sources to create an opinion paper based on a topic that is stirring up controversy on an international level. Written at grade level, with a topic that promotes "above and beyond" thinking for your students.
For Florida Teachers, FSA Rubric for grading can be found here:
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