Guided writing: opinion text teaching resource and writing practice kit for both ESL/ELA students. This resource conforms to the Progression of Learning in Quebec (Canada) and it is a great tool to prepare students for their Ministerial Examinations. It can be used in middle school or high school.The document might be used in a full semester or all year round as well. It depends how often you assign writing activities to your students. You can choose the pace and the amount of workload for your students.
This resource is ideal for:
Teaching how to write an opinion text; practicing writing opinion pieces
Reviewing the opinion text
In class / literary centers
Assessment booklet (Part 2: Writing Practice Workbook)
Remedials ( for struggling students)
Coloured and black & white versions of the workbooks are included in the zip file.
1. Product information - How to use this workbook? and printing information
2. Assessment sheet and how to use it
3. Workbook (two workbooks: Part 1: Theory; Part 2: Writing Practice)
4. Extra Practice document: How to write clear opinion statements and proper arguments? (to focus specifically on writing opinion statements and relevant supporting arguments)
Why creating this teaching resource? Is it effective?
This Opinion Text Workbook is an updated version of the document I’ve been using for two years now in mixed ability classrooms. So, I wanted to find a method that helps learners to learn effectively how to write a well-structured opinion piece. I consider that explicit modeling, guided writing practice, and frequent corrective feedback are the strategies that have helped my students become more proficient in writing. I always start the year with the workbook and guide my students in the writing process by offering corrective feedback after each part completed (introduction, development, conclusion). Then, when students complete their rough draft, I offer feedback again before writing their final copy. I use this document to prepare my students for their ministerial examination at the end of their high school studies.
: Last year, two of my new ESL colleagues joined me and used this document in their classes. Their feedback were really positive and they definitely wished to work with this teaching material in other schools in the future.
This resource is ideal for grade 8-11 students, however, it can be used below or above these grade levels. Check out the preview to be sure that this product is appropriate for your students.
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