This file contains activities to guide students through writing the three different Common Core text types: Opinion, Narrative and Informative/Explanatory. This file is the combination of three files available separately here.
Students will write an opinion piece based on any book. The first activity defines "opinion" by distinguishing fact vs. opinion. The second activity provides practice and an example for supplying a reason for the opinion. The third and fourth activities are organizers for writing the opinion paragraph.
Students will write an informative/explanatory paragraph. The graphic organizers progress by adding intro, facts/details and a close to create a paragraph.
Students will write a narrative paragraph. One page is a planning organizer to use pre-writing. Another page is a graphic organizer to use to collect ideas for ways to start/end stories (use read-alouds to gather examples). There is a narrative paragraph organizer with a word bank of temporal words and an organizer for a narrative paragraph.
Student samples included!
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g.,because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.