Although this unit is written for grade 5, it could be easily tailored to grades 4/5. This is a Writing Workshop unit, aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, using the Writing Process. From brainstorming to final drafting, this unit will help young writers compose an opinion essay.
This unit includes essential questions, enduring understandings, common core standards, lesson plans, graphic organizers as well as mentor essays.
Sarah Buxton travels across the country as a literacy consultant. She helps many schools create curriculum and launch reader's and writer's workshops each year. This unit contains two mentor essays her teachers have raved about - helping their students envision and learn the art of opinion writing.