The first Common Core Standard for Writing is all about making opinions and supporting those opinions. This a week long writing activity that focuses on the first CCSS for Writing. It can be used for First or Second Grade. Students will be asked a question 'Would you rather be Santa or an Elf?' They will brainstorm, form an opinion, find support for the opinion, and make a conclusion. The goal is to have a well organized paper at the end of the week with an introduction, body (support), and conclusion. Everything you need for writing this week is included in the file - the worksheets, writing paper, and the lesson plans. These plans are also great for a sub because it tells you exactly what to do and say!
My kids had a lot of fun with this and I hope yours do, too!
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