Johnny Appleseed

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Johnny Appleseed - Johnny Appleseed: Johnny Appleseed Opinion Writing for First and Second Grade

Johnny Appleseed opinion writing (persuasive writing) has been made easy with this file that scaffolds the stages of writing an opinion.

UPDATED September, 2015 to include fonts that read better.

Please note that this file can also be found in our Fall Writing Bundle

~ The activities and printables in this file are based on apples and the story of Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh.

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Scaffold your students writing by teaching; purpose, structure, introduction, reasons and conclusion plus reflection.

Your file aims to give you supportive materials to compliment your genre writing and social studies program. This resource aims to give students a scaffolded, pragmatic approach to developing opinion writing skills.

Print off all pages and bundle as a student work book using the cover page provided. Start from the beginning by asking children what they know about Johnny Appleseed.

Discuss what facts and opinions are.

Read or watch the book, Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh.

Use the resources in the file to discuss what an opinion is and how to orate, read and write one beginning with the introduction, reasons and conclusion.

Children will build up the skill of each part of an opinion before finally writing their own on the topics provided or one of your choosing using the empty templates.

Students are given opportunities to reflect on their writing samples at the end of the unit using the five apple rating system that you will need to model using a work sample.

Finally children receive their own achievement notice based on what they can do.



Your file includes the following:

Student booklet cover
What do you Know about Johnny Appleseed?
Johnny Appleseed Facts
Johnny Appleseed Facts
Johnny Appleseed story vocabulary
Johnny Appleseed book and video links
What is an opinion & Facts?
Sort Johnny Appleseed Facts & Opinions
Write Opinion about 2 Johnny Appleseed Facts
What is an Opinion + Example (whole class)
Purpose of an Opinion (whole class)
Opinion Topics
Parts of an Opinion Poster
Parts of an Opinion Apple Style!
Parts of an Opinion Apple Style! Paste back Together
Sheets to paste Opinion Structure (prev. page)
Parts of an Opinion Apple Style! Self-Correction page
I Love Apples! An Oral Class Exercise
Opinion Introduction – sentence starters
How to Introduce your Opinion
Opinions and Reasons
Johnny Appleseed topic – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed topic – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed – giving reasons (only)
Johnny Appleseed – giving reasons (only)
The Story of Johnny Appleseed – give reasons why you liked the story
The Story of Johnny Appleseed – reasons for recommendation
The Story of Johnny Appleseed – why is it good to be generous?
Concluding my Opinion – sentence starters
Johnny Appleseed Topics for an Opinion
My Opinion: Author’s Purpose
My Opinion: Author’s Purpose
My Opinion – Hannah Goodwin
My Opinion: Johnny’s Knapsack
My Opinion: the Pioneers
My Opinion: Wilderness & Safety
My Opinion: Favorite Apple Product
My Opinion: Johnny Appleseed Street named after him
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
Opinion Blank Organizer/Template
My Opinion - blank template - girl
My Opinion - blank template - girl
Apple Rated Opinion (filled in) Students reflect on their work sample
Apple Rated Opinion empty
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade One - Girl
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade One - Boy
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade Two - Girl
I can Write an Opinion Achievement Notice Grade Two - Boy


Designed by Clever Classroom, 2013 (update 2015).

For single classroom use only, a multiple user license is available at 50% of the original price.



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