Writing an opinion piece can be difficult for the most experienced of writers.
The following printables will help your students to work through the writing process step by step as they develop an opinion and support it with details.
Graphic organizers at three levels, for fluent writers, on level writers and struggling writers.
Draft paper– every other line is darkened to remind them to skip lines. These lines can then be used to add or change information during editing.
Self check rubric and peer check rubric
Grading Rubric ( tip! I set my total points out of 9, this means those working ABOVE grade level in certain areas can earn extra points. You can use the pre-made rubric or insert your own point totals on the version with no scores in the score boxes.
Final draft paper.
W.2.1. 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.