This is a wonderful mini lesson giving students an introduction or review of how to write an opinion piece. There is a graphic organizer included that can be printed on 8x11 paper for student use or even saved as a JPEG and printed on poster paper. At the end of the lesson, there is a slide allowing practice for either the whole group, small groups, or individuals depending on how you are teaching the lesson.
Lesson aligns with Common Core Writing Grade 5
W5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g. consequently, specifically).
d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.