1. A copy of the following prompt for students to analyze:
If you were telling Opal's story, how would you tell it differently? Would you share the same opinions as her? Would you act the same way toward other characters? Introduce your point of view and develop it with reasons and examples from the text. Be sure to link your opinion and reasons with words like because or therefore and provide a conclusion..
2. Writing Paper for students to use as they respond to the prompt.
3. Opinion Writing Checklist