Opinion Writing unit: This common core opinion writing teaches kids to begin to cite an article when writing an opinion piece. There are 4 prompts and week long activities to go with each prompt. I use this with my second graders and advanced first graders, but it is probably best suited to second and third grade.
The unit includes:
Opinion text posters featuring parts of an opinion piece
Four opinion prompts:
Do you think that video games are good for kids?
Do you think kids should wear uniforms to school?
Do you think kids should be allowed to bring pets to school?
Should kids be allowed to bring Pokémon cards to school?
Each prompt includes:
2 opinion mentor texts (showing both pro/con opinions)
Questions asking kids to identify author's opinion and reasons
Color coding page for text structure
Homework cover sheet (if you choose to send for homework)
You might also enjoy:
Opinion Writing Handbook
You may also like my Interactive Writing Notebook:
Interactive Writer's Notebook
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