Based on a five paragraph opinion essay format, but easily scaled to multiple paragraphs/pages, this advanced organizer will help students plan their opinion writing.
Students begin with opening their paper with a clear opinion statement. Students then move on to three rationale for their opinion, including reasons that are supported by evidence/example. Finally, students conclude their paper with their restated/summarized opinion.
This organizer could also be used to examine a piece of opinion writing, deconstructing the final work into its building blocks, to better understand authors intent, opinion/fact, using evidence to support opinion, and the writing process as a whole.