Opinion Writing Book Review

Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
23 pages
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Your students will enjoy voicing their opinions about the best or worst book in the universe! Perfect for reading or writing workshop and a creative alternative to the traditional book report!

This lesson guides students through the process of writing a letter in favor or opposition to a book being sent with space travelers to the outskirts of the universe.

Step-by-step graphic organizers guide students through writing a summary and writing an opinion about a topic -- with supporting textual evidence.

This resource includes:

* assignment sheet & rubric

* Graphic Organizer: What is your opinion?

* Graphic Organizer: How can you support your opinion?

* Graphic Organizer: What should a summary look like?

* Guidance for writing introduction and conclusion

* Revision activity

* Proofreading activity

* Writing pages for drafts and final letter

* Friendly letter guide

* Teacher checklist

* Suggestions for use

Reasons to ♥ this resource:

✓ Ready to use -- print and distribute to your students!

✓ Teach checklist means it's easy for your to track student progress

✓ Graphic organizers guide them through the writing process from start to finish

✓ Gets your students using textual evidence

✓ Fun, creative writing!

✓ Tap into your students' love of sharing their opinions!

✓ Great for Writer's Workshop or literacy centers -- students can work at their own pace!


If you'd like to simplify feedback to your students during writer's workshop, you might be interested in Writing Workshop "Note from your Teacher" Feedback Forms & Rubrics

To help students along the way with the writing process, you might want to take a look at Writing Checklists


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Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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