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Looking for a Halloween based writing project to inspire writers of all abilities? Writing an opinion piece about which is the best candy in a trick-or-treat bag is an authentic writing experience. Students have a vested interest in using clear, concise language and to support their opinion as they explain their favorite candy. Kids love this project and, when posted in the hall, it generate lots of comments.
Planning sheet - guide students through the elements of opinion writing
Candy Word Bank - to inspire ideas and help with spelling
Final Draft pages - 2 versions to mix and match
Evaluation rubric with area for student reflection - print and go!
Suggested implementation plan based on classroom-tested tips
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