Opinion Writing & Elaboration Practice with Quotes | Printable & Digital

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English with Ease
Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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Teach persuasive, argumentative or opinion writing and elaboration practice with inspirational and engaging quotes - Printable & Digital perfect for distance learning or Google Classroom activities!

Persuasive Prompt: Provide a valid interpretation of the quote, agree or disagree with the quote as you have interpreted it, and support your opinion using specific references to appropriate literary elements from two works of literature you have read from the particular perspective of the quote.


BONUS: All 40 quotes can be used to spark discussion to teach emotional intelligence & social emotional curriculum (SEL) including grit, resilience, self-esteem, mindfulness, empathy, tolerance, etc.

NO PREP: 40 weekly persuasive writing activities (for argumentative writing, critical lens essay, or debate topics) using 40 inspirational quotes.

Perfect for reluctant readers or students with disabilities.

All materials are NO PREP printable and digital activities with easy to follow self-explanatory instructions catered for student-led or teacher-led activities.

Zip includes:

  • Student Handouts (PDF)
  • PowerPoint Slides (.pptx)
  • Google Doc
  • Opinion writing prompt
  • Exemplar sample opinion essay
  • Reusable fail-proof "ACEPAPER" writing checklist & rubric
  • How To Paraphrase Guide and Practice
  • Paraphrase vs. Opinion Guide and Practice
  • Reusable opinion writing brainstorm graphic organizers
  • Reusable opinion writing template for ANY quote/statement/text
  • 40 opinion writing prompts using 40 inspiring quotes


Specifically catered to ensure students understand all components of interpreting and paraphrasing quotes, can form relevant and evidence supported arguments for a critical lens essay, can paraphrase and analyze evidence and are ready to read a text and write an A+ Critical Lens Essay response, otherwise known as Question #28 on the Common-Core Aligned New York State English Regents Exam and the SAT essay.


Teach persuasive, argumentative or opinion writing using inspirational and engaging quotes - Printable & Digital perfect for distance learning or Google Classroom activities!

Total Pages
105 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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