Commonly grouped with “persuasive” writing, the new Common Core refers to opinion pieces (Grades 4 & 5) or argument writing (Grade 6).
The overall goal of argumentative and opinion type of writing is for students to state their opinion on a specific topic clearly, then support their arguments with facts, detail, and evidence.
This resource provides:
Aligned Common Core standards
Five engaging school related topics to choose from
Brainstorming template and student example
Outlining template and student example
Rough draft directions
Rough draft editing tips