Opinion Writing: Multi-Draft Opinion Essay using Google Docs {CCSS}

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Instead of doing several Opinion Essays, I like to focus on just one and help students make it better and better through multiple drafts that add new skills each time. This method makes writing opinion pieces that support a point-of-view with reasons easier to manage for you and your students.

Since many students now have access to Google Docs (through Google Apps for Education or GAFE) they are able to use technology to produce their writing—not just publish at the end! As a result, this Opinion Writing process is computer-friendly & nearly pencil-free!

These "Ready To Print" student pages meet SEVEN of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts (ELA) for Grades 3-5 Writing & Language!

Students will use the included Step-by-Step Companion Packet to guide them through the entire writing process. Students focus on just three “Must-Have’s” for each draft—not tackling everything all at once. This allows them to be successful a little bit at a time while constructing an essay that is top-notch by the end of Draft Three. Each new draft has Preparation Pages that prepare the students to focus on the new Must-Have’s.

Students will also use draft-by-draft color-coding of text for at-a-glance teacher grading. Three easy circles on the included check-in forms will allow you to give feedback following each draft without making all of the corrections yourself!

In addition to the three post-draft check-in sheets, I have included a student self-evaluation and teacher rubric for formal assessment.

I have designed this resource for you to use with a text that has a character {or characters} about which students may have differing opinions. I have included lesson suggestions for two picture books that I have successfully used with my students:

Text One: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Text Two: Abdul Gasazi’s Garden by Chris Van Allsburg

Many stories have characters with debatable qualities. Feel free to substitute any text that you may already be using in your Reading/Language Arts block if you feel it naturally lends itself to Opinion Writing!

Be sure that your students have access to computers with Google Docs and a basic understanding of how to use Google Docs prior to beginning the packet!

Thank your for your interest and I hope you enjoy this product from Project Hallway!
:-) Bethany

With your purchase, you will receive:
*Teacher Notes
*Lesson/Text Suggestions
--The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
--Abdul Gasazi's Garden
*Student Essay Cover Page with Writing Goals
*Student Writing Pages covering:
--Google Doc Writing Procedure Overview
--Prewriting: "Character Traits + Evidence"
--Draft One "Must Have's" with Color Codes
--Introduction/Hooking the Reader
--Transition Words
--Evidence-Based Words
--Draft Two "Must Have's" with Color Codes
--Conclusion
--Draft Three "Must Have's" with Color Codes
--Grammar
--Writing Conventions
--Spelling
--Publishing Preparations
--Title and Paragraphs
*Draft One Check-In Sheet
*Draft Two Check-In Sheet
*Draft Three Check-In Sheet
*Student Self-Evaluation
*Teacher Assessment Rubric

Rather have a Paper/Pencil-Friendly Version? Click your Grade below!
Grade 3 CCSS Opinion Writing
Grade 4 CCSS Opinion Writing
Grade 5 CCSS Opinion Writing *

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