What's your opinion? Help students to answer this question and understand the difference between facts and opinions. Pictures for classroom discussions and plenty of practice writing opinion paragraphs using the OREO format. Includes sample paragraphs! Print and teach.
Common Core Aligned:
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
This is a 17 page packet designed to introduce opinion writing:
page 1: cover
page 2: anchor chart to be displayed and/or copied for each student
pages 3-4: pictures to use for oral classroom discussion, partner conversations, or practice writing opinions - these are to be used as an instructional tool for making sure students understand the definition of opinion
pages 5-6: worksheet with 4 pictures; students are to write an opinion about each picture; suggested answers key
page 7: OREO anchor chart to be displayed and/or copied for each student
pages 8-9: worksheet guiding students through the process of writing a paragraph using OREO; suggested answers key
pages 10-13: two graphic organizers to help practice writing opinion paragraphs; two suggested answer keys
pages 14-15: two colorful examples of opinion paragraphs with illustrations
page 16: blank template with lines and box for illustration
page 17: suggested writing topics for opinion writing