This unit is an excellent way to introduce opinion writing to your class. The unit introduces opinion writing with Jim and Rose who are writing their opinions on the best way to carve jack-o-lanterns. Students will start by filling parts of paragraphs and gradually build to write a paragraph on their own.
The unit contains an organizer for writing a 3 sentence paragraph or a 4 sentence paragraph to help differentiate instruction based on students' needs. See the preview for examples of the organizer.
The unit contains:
- 18 pages of introduction which includes examples, filling in parts of paragraphs, sentence starters and more.
- 12 fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving themed prompts on the two versions of the organizer
- blank organizers for you to write your own prompt
- writing paper for students to publish their writing