If you are a Pure Literacy follower, you know I am a writing coach and a big fan of Lucy Calkins. I believe the kind of paper you provide students directly influences the writing they do. This opinion writing paper packet was created and designed to be used to support instruction in Review Writing of all sorts which falls within opinion writing Common Core Standard Writing Standard 1. There are generic templates so that students can write about any topic they choose. This opinion writing paper packet is designed to support the Lucy Calkins Common Core Writing curriculum, but no matter what writing curriculum you are following, this writing packet will prove to be a huge support for writing instruction in opinion/persuasive writing. This writing packet is just as much about supporting your teaching decisions as a writing teacher as it is providing writing papers to support your instruction. Teachers will love the differentiation possibilities to support all your writers during writing workshop. Kids will love the variety of paper choices. Scaffolds of support that will help even your most reluctant writers are provided by the graphic organizers included in each text type packet. As a literacy coach, instructional coach and district staff developer, I make it my job to know the literacy resources teachers want to use in their classroom. This resource includes many of the writing paper resources I use on the job with teachers and students in classrooms every day.
Included in this opinion writing packet are:
•Differentiated paper choices including depending on the stage of your writers including "blue ribbon" paper
•Paper choice recommendations throughout the year aligned to Lucy Calkins Units of Study
•Graphic organizers aligned to opinion writing text type
•Student writing booklet covers
•Student writing booklet inserts
•Tiny Topic notebooks aligned to the opinion text type
•Writing Stages Continuum
•Common Core Writing Standard 1
•Coaching support regarding paper choices, graphic organizers and Common Core Writing
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