5th Grade Opinion Writing | Unit 3 | 6 Weeks of CCSS Aligned Lesson Plans

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I loved using this resource to help guide my writing instruction. The lessons are well thought out and developed. My students were engaged and produced wonderful essays! Thank you!
Everything you need to teach your students how to write opinion pieces. Very thorough and easy to use. Great product!
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Hey fabulous teachers,

Opinion writing can be so hard - and boring - to teach! After spending a year doing the boring stuff, I came up with this unit that is very interactive and works so much better! Included in this Opinion Writing Unit is more than enough material for you to teach everything your students need to know and it’s in a fun and exciting format. Let your students hold their very own debates and share what they’re opinionated about.

When you purchase the unit, you will receive:

  • Detailed Daily Lesson Plans for Unit 3 | 30+ days’ worth of lessons!
  • Over 15 Interactive Notebook Pages for Students to Glue in Their Writer's Notebook
  • Writer’s Workshop Year at a Glance
  • Rubrics for Grading Student’s Work | All using standards based grading
  • Debate Topics & Corresponding Articles for all Lessons With Debates
  • List of Alternative Debate Topics with extra passages and articles to use (more details below!)
  • Management Ideas and Forms
  • Whole Group and Individual Class Lists
  • Common Core Student Checklists
  • And Additional Forms!

Articles + Debate Topics Included:

  • What Do You Think About Fast Food?
  • What Do You Think About Juice? | Pros and Cons
  • What Do You Think About Chocolate Milk?
  • School Uniforms | Pros and Cons
  • What Do You Think About Homework? | Pros and Cons
  • Zoos | Yay or Nay?
  • Where's The Beef?
  • The Class Pet Ate My Homework | Pros and Cons
  • Sibling Rivalry | Pros and Cons
  • The Great Vending Machine Debate | Should Schools Have Vending Machines?
  • Should You Play Video Games? | Pros and Cons
  • Should Kids Get Paid for Good Grades? | Pros and Cons
  • What Animal Makes the Best Family Pet?

Optional Articles:

  • Why Should You Workout?
  • Why Should You Travel?
  • And a list of other powerful debate topics!

These lessons will perfectly integrate into any 5th grade classroom! You do not need to buy all 7 units to implement Opinion Writing, Unit 3, into your Writer’s Workshop.

Units 1-7 are available in my my store OR bundled!

5th Grade Writing Units Bundled!

Make sure you have everything you need - pick up these editable forms and rubrics to make your life easier!

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have before purchasing this item! I would be happy to talk with you about it! --> AppleSlices4th@gmail.com

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Total Pages
126 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.


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