Being President Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core TNReady Aligned

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Have your students read and write about whether or not they think they would be a good President! They will read two nonfiction articles that both discuss some of the most important jobs that a President has; then, they will complete a graphic organizer which helps them plot out their 3-paragraph opinion essay. Once you've read over their drafts, give them the cute patriotic-themed stationery to write their final copy on, and grade them using the included rubric. This is a great resource to use around President's Day, Election Day, or whenever you study government!

Included:
1. Text 1: A magazine article about 4 jobs that a President has.
2. Text 2: A magazine article specifically about the different groups of people that a President has to talk to.
3. Writing Prompt & Tips: Explains the prompt and offers tips to help students do their best writing.
4. Opinion Essay Poster
5. Graphic Organizer: ORE-RE-REO style
6. Exemplar: I wrote a model essay with the opinion that I would be a good President, using reasons based on evidence from both articles. Show it to students to give them an idea of what you expect.
7. Stationery: Black-and-write stars border, patriotic heart graphic
8. Rubric: Based on 100 points, aligned with Common Core / TNReady Standards
9. Standards

Standards:
3rd Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.A
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.B
Provide reasons that support the opinion. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.C
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section.
4th Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
5th Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A
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. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.B
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
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Being President Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T
Being President Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T
Being President Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T
Being President Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T