Opinion writing is essential for students in the upper elementary and middle grades. Writing about reading is a great place to start!
I developed this lesson using:
Literary Essay: Opening Texts and Seeing More, Grade 5
By Katie Clements, Mike Ochs, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Colleagues from The Reading and Writing Project, Edited by Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University
The touchstone text for this lesson is: "Spaghetti" by Cynthia Rylant. You will need a copy of Rylant's book "Every Living Thing" to read aloud.
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