Opinion Writing - Alligators in NYC Sewers? (5 Paragraph Essay)

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Do alligators live in New York City sewers? Let students decide! This opinion writing packet will help students form and write their opinions based on the evidence. This writing prompt can be used to reinforce/support any opinion writing unit. There is a strong focus on using evidence to form and support opinions. Opportunities for thinking, sharing and analyzing the evidence. By the end, students will publish a five paragraph opinion.

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SECTION #1 - STUDENT BOOKLET FOR OPINION WRITING REVIEW
• 4 pages of review for fact, opinion and claims.
• Includes listing of key concepts and examples.
• Resource for other activities included in the packet.

SECTION #2 - TEXT PASSAGES
• Urban legend with sidebars (2) for additional information.
• All about Alligators with sidebars (2) with more facts.
• Each text passage includes vocabulary section.

SECTION #3 - GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
• Webquest organizer with completed sample.
• “Seeing Both Sides of Issue” - 2 organizers to help form opinion.

SECTION #4 - PUBLISHING TOOLS AND FORMS
• Idea/Outline organizer.
• Rough draft form includes edit and revising space.
• Final publishing paper.

SECTION #5 - TASK CARDS
• 16 questions for thinking and sharing.
• Helps with forming opinions.

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Note: This product is a five paragraph writing prompt. Other versions include a one paragraph and three paragraph writing prompts. The general information and structure are the same. Only the writing tools change.

Click here for one paragraph writing prompt: NYC Alligators - one paragraph
Click here for three paragraph writing prompt: NYC Alligators - three paragraph

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Opinion Writing - Alligators in NYC Sewers?  (5 Paragraph Essay)
Opinion Writing - Alligators in NYC Sewers?  (5 Paragraph Essay)
Opinion Writing - Alligators in NYC Sewers?  (5 Paragraph Essay)
Opinion Writing - Alligators in NYC Sewers?  (5 Paragraph Essay)