Opinion Writing Activity: A 'Would You Rather' Center or Game

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K - 3rd
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Students will be laughing as they write in this engaging opinion writing center! This was designed to complement the Wit and Wisdom Curriculum.

Would you rather...

  • never have to do homework or never have to do chores?
  • eat a cookie that tasted like bugs or a bug that tasted like cookies?
  • always have smelly feet but not smell them or always smell someone else’s feet?

The resource includes scenario cards, a writing checklist, a graphic organizer, and a writing sheet. There are color and black and white versions of each page!

This center works for Kindergarten through 3rd grade as students state their opinion and support it with reasons!

This activity pairs well with Wit and Wisdom Second Grade Module 4 but can be used in any classroom!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.


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