This Common Core aligned opinion writing unit (with the objective of writing a simple opinion paragraph) is great for use right before your Thanksgiving break. Students are to choose their favorite Thanksgiving (or Gobble Day) dish and provide reasons why it is the best. The unit covers lessons on identifying hooks, topic sentences, supporting reasons, and conclusions.
-Common Core alignment page
-Lesson plan guide
-Graphic organizer to help student provide three reasons
-Writing 'hooks" handout
-Writing "hooks" practice page
-Linking words and phrases handout
-Identifying opinion writing criteria practice sheets (hook, topic sentence, reasons, conclusion, linking phrases) with answer keys
-Opinion writing checklist
-Peer editing checklist
-Stationary for final draft
-Grading rubric aligned to third grade CCSS
***Please download the additional FREE powerpoint (Gobble Day Gobbles Opinion Writing Powerpoint) to help guide your lessons.***
Though this product was created for third grade, it can definitely be tailored for use in 2nd and 4th.