opinion writing, writing, common core, printables
This writing unit is for your primary learners, Kindergarten - Second Grade and focuses on Opinion Writing! It's filled with interactive activities, anchor charts, and plenty of opportunities for writing. Your students will come out from this unit understanding what an opinion is and being able to give concrete reasons "why" they chose what they chose. Instead of "Just Because" they'll be able to give an appropriate answer to the question why. All activities are directly aligned to Common Core standards for K, 1, and 2.
Included in this unit is:
~6 Anchor Charts explaining facts and opinions with examples on each. Perfect for displaying in your writing/literacy centers
~Would You Rather: Whole Class Discussion game, important to build the reasoning that everyone has an opinion and that they are all valid opinions because they're beliefs.
~Fact or Opinion Sort: Center activity that can be done in partners, small groups... General statements that students sort into fact and opinion groups.
~Everyone has an Opinion Easy Reader: Mini-Book that explains what an opinion is with examples. Interactive in that students must write both sides of an opinion, to build their understanding that both sides could be "right".
~Choose Only 1 Printables: Students are given 2 choices and must choose one they prefer. They give 1 reason why. These are the first level of printables in the writing unit.
~Which Are Better? Printables: Students are again given 2 choices of which they prefer, but expected to write more and give more reasons why.
~Final Draft Opinion Papers: Students are given one topic and must write a response using everything they've learned about opinions, facts, and writing during the unit.
They will have fun being able to express themselves; you know students love to talk about themselves! So grab that by the reins and run with it! Use it as the perfect time to teach about opinion writing! This unit can be used anytime during the school year.
Please see the preview for a glimpse at some of the activities included in this unit!