Reading and Writing Opinion Papers is a packet of resources to make your students successful at this very challenging expectation. Not only does it support Common Core, but most other standardized writing expectations as well. I teach third grade and have used these templates, passages, and rubrics to teach my students how to read, analyze, and respond to opinion pieces. My students have used these tools to become highly successful writers when responding to opinion passages and writing prompts. They soon become familiar enough with the process and expectations that the templates and rubrics become aids they no longer need. The best part is how proud my students are of themselves and their writing! I am eager to share these resources with you!
This packet includes:
--4 Paragraph Writing Guideline that provides an easy formula for your students to follow
--4 Paragraph Writing Grading Rubric that makes papers easy for you to grade and provides students a way to review their own writing
--Prewriting Template that students can use to organize their information from the readings
--5 complete opinion topics (each comes with 2 reading passages and a writing prompt)
Please feel free to check out the Preview. You may also be interested in my similar packets “Writing Compare/Contrast Papers for Common Core” and "Writing Informative Papers for Common Core".