This opinion writing performance task was developed for use in my third grade classroom in order to prepare students for the end of the year testing. This year we have practiced reading multiple sources and worked to write to a prompt that asks students to cite evidence from multiple sources. With scaffolding this type of assignment can be attainable for students at all levels. You will need to find two sources that adequately discuss Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Students will the write a letter to the principal giving their opinion of how reducing, reusing, and recycling can be improved at their school. Due to copyright I could not include the sources that we used in our classrooms. You will need 2 sources that adequately cover these concepts in order to use this product. Before purchasing ask your librarian for books on the topic of recycling. I hope that by using these materials you will be better able to prepare your students for end of the year testing. Links to scoring rubrics provided.