This multi-day packets includes a list of mentor texts, six writing activities with a focus on opinion writing, a graphic organizer, and writing paper ("Handwriting Without Tears" format).
Common Core Standards taught include, but are not limited to:
W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
W.3.1a Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
W.3.1b Provide reasons that support the opinion. W.3.1c Use linking words and phrases to connect opinion and reasons.
W.3.1d Provide a concluding statement or section.
W.3.4 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. W.3.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Students will enjoy the hilarious texts, teachers will appreciate the thought-out writing activities and list of mentor texts tied to teaching these standards.