Opinion Writing

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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This fun, high interest opinion writing unit with inspire even your most reluctant writers!

Would your students rather be chased by a rhino or a hippo?

Would your students rather have a pet chimpanzee or python?

These are just a couple of the intriguing questions your class will ponder during this complete 4-week opinion writing unit!

Through classroom activities, teacher modeling, and guided instruction you will teach your students about opinions and facts, pros and cons, transitions, how to hook the reader, and how to end an essay all in one engaging and detailed unit.

This 50 page, detailed unit includes:

• Lesson overview

• Internet Resources

• Common Core “I can…” Statement posters for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

• Materials and advanced prep list

• 3 pages of opinion writing lesson plans (14 lessons in all)

• 2 classroom activities for learning about facts and opinions.

• Vocabulary posters for fact, opinion, pros and cons, and transitions,

• ”How to Hook Your Reader” and “How to End Your Essay” posters

* Complete teacher resources for modeled opinion writing (completed graphic organizer, t-chart, Exploring Introductions, and 5 paragraph essay examples)

* ”Would You Rather…” poster and graphic organizers for each “Would You Rather…” opinion writing topic (5 different topics)

• Revising and Editing student checklist (based on CCSS goals)

• Final draft paper and Illustration frames

• Opinion Writing scoring rubric

• Example of classroom opinion writing display (from my classroom)

• Title poster for opinion writing Classroom Display

★Mentor text needed: “This or That Animal Debate” by Joan Axelrod-Contrada


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Common Core, ELA, Language, Writing Unit, Opinion, CCSS,

W.3.1, W.3.4, W.3.5, L.3.2

W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.5, L.4.2

W.5.1, W.5.4, W.5.5, L.5.2

"The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved."


Total Pages
52 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month
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