This is an example of opinion/ argumentative writing that I show my kids throughout the opinion writing unit. With this piece of writing, we really look at the craft and structure that is expected for their final product. It shows an introduction, 3 paragraphs with supporting reasons and justifications, and a conclusion.
I chose to break the paragraphs into sentence strips, so my students could dig deeper into the structure of the writing. I had students work in collaborative groups to form the paragraphs, so the argumentative essay flowed. Each table was given one of the paragraphs, and they had to determine which paragraph they were given and justify why.
This piece of writing also shows how to provide reasons for your opinion and examples/ explanations to support those reasons.