OPINION PERSUASIVE WRITING - 16 sessions - Lucy Calkins Writing - PDF Version

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READY TO TEACH - Just open it up and start to teach!

NOTE: The preview and thumbnails are just a FEW slides from one session of this unit, but all the files follow the same format with Connection, Teaching, Active Engagement, Link, MidWorkshop Teaching Point, and Share.

16 detailed sessions (over 700 slides and documents) ready to teach (no prep time needed!) of opinion and persuasive writing.

The unit follows the Lucy Calkins and Teachers Reading and Writing College “workshop” format. If you have that curriculum in your school and want to have something to supplement it that provides a structured approach to how to write a paragraph, how to write an essay, and the basics of persuasive and opinion writing.

This unit is a foundation to paragraph writing and essay writing using the persuasive and opinion writing genre as the vehicle to deliver that content. It is very structured. Therefore, it gives the students the ability to learn the fundamentals while having autonomy as to the topic of their persuasive writing. It could be used for any grade from 3rd through 6th grade - either as a whole class unit or as a remedial unit for some kids. It would also be great for a homeschooling situation.

NOTE: This unit includes many charts that I designed to help my students write their essay. After formative testing, I discovered that my kids didn’t know the basic format of a paragraph nor a 5-paragraph essay. I used this unit to help my kids learn both of these fundamental skills. The charts are designed to paste on a page of a composition notebook so the kids have a ready reference as they write their essays. This was extremely successful and really gave the kids the confidence they needed as they wrote their pieces. I am confident, after looking at the post-assessment results, that they understand the format of both paragraph writing and 5-paragraph essay writing.

NOTE: This version is for teachers who do not have access to SMART Notebook. If you can’t open the preview file, you won’t be able to use this version. HOWEVER - there is a SMART Notebook version that has been asked for and I have made available. Just search for the same title and you’ll see the PDF version, too. I have priced both the same - even though the PDF version is not editable. I spent the same amount of time creating both versions and, in fact, had to go through an extra step to create the PDF.

This is an ideal unit for teachers that will be on extended leave and want to have something for the substitute to teach that will require minimal prep time. If your kids are familiar with the “workshop” format, they’ll fit right in.

NOTE: The preview file and thumbnails only represent a few of the slides from one of the sessions. Each session has the full range of slides. These are only meant to show you the quality of the product you will purchase.

As part of the unit, you’ll get a scoring rubric for both teacher and student, all the charts for each session, and everything you need to start teaching the unit the day you purchase it.

This is the complete bundle of all the PDF files of the SMART Board presentations - 16 Sessions from Lesson 1 through Lesson 18 (see below).

Session 1 - Fact vs. Opinion -
Session 2 - What is Persuasion?
Session 3 - Persuasion in the World
Session 4 - Identifying the Parts of an Introduction
Session 5 - Supporting Our Opinion with Reasons
Session 6 - Using Transition Words
Session 7 - Text Features Revisited
Session 8 - Persuasive Techniques
Session 9 - NO LESSON THIS DAY - continuing to write support paragraphs
Session 10 - Persuasive Words and Phrases
Session 11 - Synonyms and Shades of Meaning
Session 12 - Including a Counter-Argument
Session 13 - Revising for Audience
Session 14 - LESSON SKIPPED - you can use this for Verb and Adjective revision if you like
Session 15 - Writing a Convincing Conclusion
Session 16 - Rewriting - Putting It All Together
Session 17 - Editing - Is Everything There
Session 18 - Writing a Persuasive Letter

NOTE: There are many Calkins units of studies that I have created in the same format for Reading and Writing for 3rd and 5th grade (the grades I have taught): These units are either available now or will be by August 15, 2016, Make sure to “follow” me and I will be sending out updates as more become available. But check back often, too, as sellers are only able to send out updates to buyers once a month. Links to most of the units can be found below.

The lessons follow the Workshop structure of Connection, Teaching Point, Teaching, Active Engagement, Independent Work, and Share. Each of these sections have a different background color and are identified on most slides in the upper right portion of the slide.

Because many of the components are visual and the verbiage is written on the screen, this is ideal for classrooms with hearing impaired or deaf students. Interpreters will be grateful because they can point to the the words and get a break from signing.

NOTE: The preview and thumbnails are just a FEW slides from one session of this unit, but all the files follow the same format with Connection, Teaching, Active Engagement, Link, MidWorkshop Teaching Point, and Share.

Comments and questions are always appreciated.

OTHER UNITS I HAVE AVAILABLE (just click on the link!):

3rd Grade Reading
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Building a Reading Life - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Building a Reading Life - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Reading to Learn - Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Reading to Learn - Grasping Main Ideas and Text Structures - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users). NOTE: There are 2 PDF files for this unit. Each is priced half of the whole unit. You will need to buy both to have all the sessions.

Character Studies - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Character Studies - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My! - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Research Clubs: Elephants, Penguins, and Frogs, Oh My! - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users). NOTE: There are 2 PDF files for this unit. Each is priced half of the whole unit. You will need to buy both to have all the sessions.

Informational Reading (not Calkins nor TCRWP) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Informational Reading (not Calkins nor TCRWP) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users)

3rd Grade Writing
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Once Upon a Time - Adapting Fairy Tales - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Once Upon a Time - Adapting Fairy Tales - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Crafting True Stories - Personal Narratives - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Crafting True Stories - Personal Narratives - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Informational Writing (this does NOT follow Lucy’s “The Art of Information Writing” exactly) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Informational Writing (this does NOT follow Lucy’s “The Art of Information Writing” exactly) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Opinion Writing - Persuasive Speeches, Letters, and Essays - (This does NOT follow the “Changing the World” list of lessons by Lucy Calkins) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Opinion Writing - Persuasive Speeches, Letters, and Essays - (This does NOT follow the “Changing the World” list of lessons by Lucy Calkins) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Poetry Reading and Writing (This does NOT follow any Lucy Calkins list of lessons - my kids needed more structure) - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users)

3rd Grade Math
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Everyday Math 4 - EM4 - Grade 3 - Open and Teach! - SMART Board files - click here to go to the first of two files you would need to purchase for all the units.

5th Grade Reading
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Social Issues Book Clubs - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Social Issues Book Clubs - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

NonFiction Research Projects - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

NonFiction Research Projects - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

Agency and Independence - - Launching Reading with Experienced Readers - click here to go to the SMART Notebook file.

Agency and Independence - - Launching Reading with Experienced Readers - click here to go to the PDF file (for non-SMART users).

WILL NOT BE PUBLISHING: Following Characters Into Meaning

5th Grade Writing
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Middle School Science
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Basic Astronomy - 6 weeks - for the first PDF in the series (non-SMART users)

Basic Astronomy - 6 weeks - for the first SMART Notebook in the series
Total Pages
>600
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OPINION PERSUASIVE WRITING - 16 sessions - Lucy Calkins Wr
OPINION PERSUASIVE WRITING - 16 sessions - Lucy Calkins Wr
OPINION PERSUASIVE WRITING - 16 sessions - Lucy Calkins Wr
OPINION PERSUASIVE WRITING - 16 sessions - Lucy Calkins Wr