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Hey Little Ant Opinion Writing Prompt and Activity

Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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21 pages
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This opinion writing craft is a fun way to have students come up with reasons and supporting details about whether or not you should squish ants. This is common core aligned, and pairs great with the book Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. However, owning this book is by no means necessary for using this resource.

Students will brainstorm, draft, plan, edit and publish a writing piece about 4 different reasons to support their opinion on the topic. Afterwards, students will complete a simple craft to add a pop of color and fun to their writing. There are three different planning pages differentiated to different learning styles/grade levels. This is a fun writing project that can be taught across one week or shortened to be taught in just a day or two. There is a teaching guide included to see how I would recommend teaching this project, and also photo examples of the planning and publishing steps so there is a clear expectation for students. There are also two rubrics included for various grading styles. Please open the preview file before purchasing.

Interested in other opinion writing projects? Check these out below!

- What If You Had Animal Feet? Opinion Writing Project

- Hey Little Ant Opinion Writing Project

- Dog vs. Cat Opinion Writing Project

- I Wanna… Persuasive Letter Writing Activity

- Book Review Opinion Writing & Craft

Or get the year long writing bundle to review all genres here: 25 Year Long Writing Projects.

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Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.


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