"Color Coded" Common Core Aligned Opinion Writing Essay Unit

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This resource includes step by step, photo directions that walk the teacher through the opinion writing process. The writing unit begins with printable writing process posters and an interactive writing process flip book for the students to create as a personal reference tool.

As the unit continues, students use topic ideas (included) to form their opinion. They pre-write using the included graphic organizer. This graphic organizer transforms into a color coded paragraph organizing tool! Students use the included color coded template to color their graphic organizers and follow the provided paragraph template. The template uses words AND colors to walk the students through the 5 paragraph essay.

3 mini lessons are provided to further guide the writing process. These also work as reference tools for the students to use during the entire year.

After students revise & edit using the included checklists, the teacher can choose one of the provided publishing ideas, so students can share their work!

The teacher uses the included, common core aligned rubric to grade the students' work.

This resource uses the Common Core Standards and the writing process to walk students through the entire opinion essay. With the provided topic ideas, this resource can be used throughout the entire year!

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.



This download includes:
A Note for the Teacher-page 3
Grades 3 –6 Common Core Alignment-page 4
Opinion Essay Directions At A Glance-page 5
Opinion Essay Step by Step Directions w/ pictures-pages 6 –14
Writing Process Posters & Flipbook-pages 15 –22
Opinion Essay Topic Ideas-pages 23 –24
Opinion Essay Color Coded Organizers-pages 25 –28
Hook Your Reader: Mini Lesson-pages 29 –30
Transition Words: Mini Lesson-pages 31 –32
The Conclusion: Mini Lesson-pages 33 –34
Revising & Editing Checklist-pages 35 –37
Opinion Essay Writing Template-pages 38 –41
Publishing Ideas-page 42
Rubric/Scoring Guides (Common Core / Grades 3 –5)-pages 43 –46
Credits-pages 47




Common Core Aligned Opinion Writing Essay Unit by Stephanie Kirk is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Disclaimers:
The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best
Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.
Any claims of alignment to the CCSS Standards are only by Stephanie Kirk. These claims have not been read, evaluated, or
approved by he National Governors Association.
Total Pages
49
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Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week

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"Color Coded" Common Core Aligned Opinion Writing Essay Unit
"Color Coded" Common Core Aligned Opinion Writing Essay Unit
"Color Coded" Common Core Aligned Opinion Writing Essay Unit
"Color Coded" Common Core Aligned Opinion Writing Essay Unit