I created this product for my class of second graders as we move into our opinion writing unit. My kids had a pretty good grasp on what an opinion was, but not how to write an effective opinion.
This product was designed to help them learn to write effective opinion essays. It includes practice opinion writing prompts that can be used during writing or literacy centers.
We chose a prompt for the class and, after brainstorming, students decided their opinion on the topic. They used the graphic organizer to write their opinion and choose their 3 strongest reasons why they had that opinion. They added details and examples to make their opinion stronger.
There is a rubric included to grade the final work.