Teach your students all about opinion writing with my Opinion Writing Journal and Prompts. I have included exemplars, graphic organizers, prompts, an assessment checklist, editing checklist, writer’s checklist and extension activities. There is an adorable selfie craftivity, and several extension activities that accompany some of the prompts. Have students illustrate the journal cover, copy the pages you want and staple them into an October Opinion Journal.
This product is written for my second graders and is aligned to CCSS 2.W.2.1. However, it correlates to 3.W.3.1, 3.W.3.1.A, 3.W.3.1.B,3.W.3.1.C, and 3.W.3.1.D
Included in this product:
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October Journal Cover
About the Author
October Writing Survey and Goal Page
October Celebrations and Events Included in The Journal
Safe Opinion Piece Starters and Opinion Piece Transition Words
Student Writing Rubric
Teacher’s Copy of Writing Rubric with Teacher’s Notes and Tip
Assessment Tools -- Writing Conference Checklist and Anecdotal Notes Pages (2)
Teacher’s Notes for Using the Assessment Tools
My Opinion of My October Selfie Template and Teacher’s Notes
My Opinion of My October Selfie – Graphic Organizer
My Opinion of My October Selfie – Lined Writing Page (2 versions – one with a sentence stem starter and one without)
How Do I Write an Opinion Piece? – Informational Text
My Favorite Color Graphic Organizer Exemplar
My Favorite Color – One Paragraph Exemplar
My Favorite Color – Five Paragraph Exemplar
Writing Prompts (graphic organizer and writing page)—
My Favorite Dinosaur (create your favorite dinosaur in a puzzle extension)
A Nice Thing to Do
Why is it Important to Smile?
Do Homes Need Smoke Detectors? (Plus Extension Fire Escape Map)
Was Christopher Columbus Brave or Foolish?
Let’s Have a Party
How is Your Boss Doing?
My Favorite Cookie (with illustrate your favorite cookie extension)
My Pet Peeve (with ‘This is My Face When My Pet Peeve Happens’ extension – 6 versions)
What Do You Think of Stuffed Animals?
How Much Halloween Candy Should You Eat?
Blank Graphic Organizer for Opinion Writing
Blank Writing Page
2 Pages of Brag Tags – Full Color and Ink Friendly – AWESOME Writer!
This product is a continuation of my Back to School Narrative Writing Product, which provides journal resources for August and September. Check it out!