Opinion Writing Unit: Opinion Writing Tools is a set of resources to teach opinion writing in primary grades. This common core aligned unit includes a variety of activities to engage students, with both the orally language development of stating an opinion and writing opinions.
Students will be able to write well-crafted opinion writing pieces after developing the scaffolds for the skill orally and in writing. The tools included in this resource can be used for any opinion writing topics, although opinion writing prompts and topics are included.
The Opinion Writing Common Core Aligned Unit includes:
• Instructional Strategies for Opinion Writing
• Anchor Charts / Vocabulary Cards
• Cooperative Learning Activities for Opinion Writing
• Sorts and practice sheets
• Sentence Frames for Opinion Writing, including Introduce a Topic, State an Opinion, Supply Reasons, and Provide a Concluding Statement
• Practice Sheets
• Checklist for opinion writing aligned with the common core standards
Students work through a variety of oral prompts during whole group and in small groups practicing how to introduce a topic, state an opinion, supply or give reasons, and provide a concluding statement.
To see more information and visuals of the unit, see this blog post about How We Do Opinion Writing in Our Classroom
This opinion writing unit was designed or second grade students, but it can easily be adapted up or down.
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See this blog post for an in-depth review of week one
The unit focuses on second grade opinion writing, but could be used in third grade as well, by having students add examples to their writing.
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