This resource on Opinion Writing was designed to teach students about the genre of opinion writing, and to walk them through the process of writing their first opinion essay.
This unit is broken down into 13 lessons and should be used over the course of 3 to 4 weeks:
Lesson 1: What is Opinion Writing?
Lesson 2: Opinion Writing Topics
Lesson 3: Selecting a Topic
Lesson 4: Brainstorm & Organize
Lesson 5: Introduction Paragraph: Write a Lead
Lesson 6: Introduction Paragraph: State Your Opinion
Lesson 7: Introduction Paragraph: Rough Draft
Lesson 8: Body Paragraphs: Topic Sentences
Lesson 9: Body Paragraphs: Rough Draft
Lesson 10: Conclusion Paragraph
Lesson 11: Revision Checklist
Lesson 12: Editing
Lesson 13: Final Draft
The lesson pages can be assigned individually from day-to-day, or they can be bound into a book, or stapled into a packet, for use throughout the unit.
Lesson Notes for the Teacher and a Scoring Guide are also included!
Looking for more writing resources?! Check out my unit on Informative Writing
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