Opinion Writing Prompt (Ants: Perk or Pest?)

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  1. What are monthly text sets? The monthly text sets are two or more texts based on the same topic. Each monthly text set can be used for both reading and writing. The topic of each text set is high-engaging nonfiction topics. Each text set supports opinion or informational based writing in response to
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Reading and Writing from 1 text set!

What are monthly text sets? 

The monthly text sets are two or more texts based on the same topic. Each monthly text set can be used for both reading and writing. The topic of each text set is high-engaging nonfiction topics. Each text set supports opinion or informational based writing in response to reading.

What is included in each text set? 

  • 2 (or more) related informational articles
  • Reading Comprehension Questions
  • Writing Prompt to be used with the texts in an essay format
  • Writing Plan Example
  • Teacher Example Essay (editable)
  • Differentiated for Grades 3-5  

Ants: Perk or Pest?

Students read articles about Ants. Using the texts, they write an informational essay about the topic.

Standard-based reading comprehension questions help you integrate reading while using the same text you are using in writing.

What topics are included for each month?

The topics included are thematically related to that month. However, the text sets can be used at any time of the year based on your needs.

January - MLK (Opinion Text Set)

February - Equality in Education: Thurgood Marshall & Mary Mcleoud Bethune (Informational Text Set)

March - Ants: Perk or Pest (Opinion Text Set)

April - The Benefits of Bees (Informational Text Set)

May - Sea Turtles (Informational Text Set)

June - Sharks Text Set (Try for FREE here!)

July- Hurricanes Text Set (Informational Text Set)

August - Video Games: Harmful or Helpful? (Opinion Text Set)

September - Homework: Harmful or Helpful? (Opinion Text Set)

October- Bats (Informational Text Set)

November - Paid to Play: Should College Athletes be Paid?

December - Polar Bear Problems (Informational Text Set)

Try the free text set here:

https://theliteracyloft.co/FREETextSet

These text sets go perfectly with the Informational and Opinion Writing Units:

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Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

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