Welcome to “Writing Practice to Mastery!” Since you can use this developmental packet as your kinders progress for different opinion writing topics, it is truly “A Year’s Worth of Opinion Writing Practice!”
I can write an opinion piece in which I draw, dictate or
--about a topic or book
--and state my opinion or preference about the topic or book.
No extra resources needed! Everything you need is included in this unit!
“Writing Practice to Mastery!” can be used with individual students or with your entire class of students to produce or model an opinion paper that meets all of the requirements of Common Core W.K.1. It also includes an Opinion Writing Scoring Guide that includes student reflection on scores and goal-setting for improvement on the next Opinion Writing assignment. The Scoring Guide is recommended for use after your kinders can dictate or write independently. All of these features, used with the following plan, allow you to cover W.K.1, W.K.5 and W.K. 6!
This packet contains Drawing and Dictating/Writing versions:
Step 1: Topic Planning
Step 2: Introducing Your Topic (not included on Drawing version)
Step 3: Stating Your Opinion
Share With the World!
(Template for putting it all together.) Suggestions for improvement from peers or guidance from adults happen in this step.
Digital publishing (or using the template to publish in the students’ best handwriting) is the final step!
After your kinders are able to dictate or write, try using: Opinion Writing Scoring Guide & Goal for Improvement!