I love having fun in writing class! I hope that this powerponit will appeal to your eyes as well as your brains. Your students will have fun learning the OREO style of writing opinions. Plus, it is easy to remember because OREO is an acronym!
This PowerPoint was designed by me using the (already existing) OREO opinion writing format. This lesson contains 57 slides of instruction and practice and took me approximately 2-3 weeks to get through.
Part 1 will guide you through teaching a structured, one paragraph opinion with a topic, relevant details, and conclusion style sentence. Of course, throughout, there are tips along the way to inspire good writing and critical thinking!
O= opinion restated
The students will follow the “I do, we do, you do” format of instruction. The PowerPoint is fully animated and packed with models and “anchor-chart” style graphics and details. Part 1 also contains many opportunities for you to get a grade for your students. This will take approximately one week.
Next, in Part 2 the students will be guided through a step-by-step lesson on how to produce a 5 paragraph OREO opinion essay. This will take one week. Embedded on these slides are graphic organizers (that are fully animated) that fit the “thinking map” style of organizer. If you aren’t familiar with it, it is easy to follow! Also, my other writing PowerPoints follow this format so if you purchase those (or have in the past), you will see consistency.
As a bonus, there is a set of of slides at the end that will guide you through a mini lesson on analyzing OREO paragraphs. Models are included!
This lesson covers the following common core standards:
W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
SL.5.4 Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
I created this for fifth graders but could be appropriate for 4th-6th (possibly the first half of the powerpoint could be suitable for a group of third graders).