Writing a great opinion paragraph made easier! Students practice unscrambling opinion paragraphs over the course of a week. My students were challenged, engaged, and for once, didn't complain about writing. After practicing unscrambling and then rewriting these models, students were confidently writing text-based opinion paragraphs in the 2nd grade.
Students can practice sorting these opinion paragraph exemplars (based on historical figures covered in the 2nd grade curriculum) sentence-by-sentence until they feel confident enough to write their own. Students sort the hook, opinion, reasons, supporting text evidence, and conclusion, all while learning about history.
They also practice identifying linking and transition words, while collaborating with a partner (or group).
The four included exemplars cover Black History, Women's Equality, President's Day, and Legends.
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