Biography Essays: Opinion Writing Mini-Unit

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This writing unit teaches students to write a five paragraph opinion essay with a thesis statement on a biographical figure. With the Common Core’s emphasis on text evidence, this unit will walk you and your young writers through the entire writing process.

The unit starts with eight possible reading resources that can be used as students read their biographies. The writing portion introduces students to the idea of writing a thesis statement, and then guides them to select three specific examples from the person's life to support their claim. Identifying and evaluating quotes from the text teaches students to strengthen their arguments. This is an excellent unit for introducing the structure of a five paragraph opinion essay to young readers and writers, while also covering history, social studies, and science topics in biographies.

Please note, this unit does not cover how to write a report on a biographical figure. Biography Reports can be found here.

Check out the preview to see all of the amazing resources included in this unit.
• Biography Essay: Mini-Unit Plan
• Common Core Standards: Reading Informational Text
• Common Core Standards: Writing
• Important Vocabulary Words
• Identifying Key Details
• Timeline
• Top 10
• Forming an Opinion About the Facts
• Inferring Using Clues and Schema
• Character Traits
• Heroes Teach a Lesson
• Example Thesis Statements
• Finding Evidence to Support My Thesis Statement (Brainstormingk987—6 reasons)
• Finding Evidence to Support My Thesis Statement (3 reasons)
• Using Text Evidence and Quotes to Prove Your Reasons (Reason #1)
• Using Text Evidence and Quotes to Prove Your Reasons (Reason #2)
• Using Text Evidence and Quotes to Prove Your Reasons (Reason #3)
• Biography Essay Planner
• Biography Essay Planner—Introduction
• Biography Essay Planner—Reason #1
• Biography Essay Planner—Reason #2
• Biography Essay Planner—Reason #3
• Biography Essay Planner—Conclusion
• Biography Essay—Draft
• Revising & Editing Checklists
• Be A Text Detective
• Text Evidence Bookmarks
• Connecting My Ideas With Transitions
Text Quote Punctuation
• Biography Essay—Publishing Paper
• Biography Essay—Cover Page
• Biography Essay Rubric {Teacher Version}
• Biography Essay Rubric {Student Version}
• Examples of Student Planning Pages
• Biography Essay Exemplars
• Terms of Use & Credits
• Thank You & Related Products

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Total Pages
44
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Biography Essays: Opinion Writing Mini-Unit
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Biography Essays: Opinion Writing Mini-Unit
Biography Essays: Opinion Writing Mini-Unit