This file includes a strategy called the RISC Strategy which is used at our school to teach kids a quick, easy method for writing opinion pieces or evidence based writing using text. Students commit the strategy to memory and excel in opinion & evidence based writing with this simple strategy!
It includes 2 small posters that have strategy and sentence starters to help the kids. I also included a model lesson using a linked article. Then, I also provided 4 other article links with opinion questions that require students to use the RISC strategy in writing their opinion and supporting it with details from the text. I have also included printable posters you can laminate and hang in the room to remind students how to use the strategy.