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This PowerPoint presentation teaches students what an opinion is and how to write an opinion paragraph, step by step, with colorful illustrations and sound effects. I have actually printed out the slides and posted them on my writing wall for students to review. At the end of the presentation, students are instructed to write their own opinion of their favorite fruit, comparing it to another fruit they don't like as much. It also utilizes comparison-contrast skills. I teach 3rd grade, but I think this could be useful for any grade. Opinion outline and paragraph worksheets are available. I have them write their "sloppy copy" (first draft) on regular paper and the final draft on the worksheet. Please download the font KBPlanetEarth.