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Groundhog Day Opinion Writing Lesson & Activity (Digital & Print)

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Standards
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  • Google Apps™
Pages
16+
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Description

A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Groundhog Day-related focus question. Digital and Printable versions included!

The focus question for this lesson is: "Do groundhogs deserve a holiday named after them?" Eight carefully-selected facts about groundhogs are included for students to analyze, discuss, and use to help support their opinion and persuade their audience.

**BUNDLE this with my lessons for Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day. See the February Bundle HERE.**

Printable Version Includes:

• Lesson Plan

• "Poll Question" to engage students

• Fact Cards and Sorting Mat

• Focus Question poster

• Essay Planner (3 versions)

• Transition Words & Phrases Reference Tool

• Writing Paper

• Points-of-View Extension

Digital (Google Slides) Version Includes:

• Accessing Background Knowledge slide

• Fact slides (with vocab help)

• Fact Sorting slide

• Focus Question poster

• Essay Planning slides (3 versions)

• Transition Words & Phrases Reference slide

• Essay Paper slides (to type essay)

*Zip file also includes a PDF of sample responses using my free Earth Day focus question. Includes a one-paragraph, three-paragraph, and five-paragraph sample response, completed planners, and analyses of each response's structure.

Get yourself set up for the entire year, too!...

Click HERE to see the BUNDLE of ALL my Fact-Based Opinion Writing lessons.

**For personal and single classroom use only. If using with multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses at the discounted rate.**

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Total Pages
16+
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

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