◉ Common Core Grades 1 to 4! ◉ Reach, teach and engage ALL of your students with these Opinion Writing Resources specifically designed for differentiation
. Strategy anchor charts, differentiated planning pages and differentiated writing pages provide flexible options for use based on individual needs.
Personalize learning within your writing community!
These Opinion Writing Resources target one of the most difficult skills for struggling writers – the development and expansion of IDEAS with supporting details and examples.
Opinion Writing Resources offer comprehensive support for idea development across 4 sets that provide ample practice for a gradual transition in the complexity of opinion writing.
Set 1: Decisions
and Set 2: Favorites
were designed to bridge opinion writing with something familiar, such as descriptive and narrative writing.
Set 3: Preferences
provides writing prompts that require choices in an engaging ‘Would you rather…?’ format. This set introduces the use of counterarguments and creates opportunities for further expansion of ideas in order to approach the complexity required for Set 4: Persuasive
Each set includes custom printables
with unique features
for structuring the generation of ideas, details and examples to support opinion writing. Clean, consistent formatting and fun graphics accompany engaging topics that are relevant for a wide variety of students with diverse backgrounds and abilities. These Opinion Writing Resources enable you to differentiate learning
or scaffold instruction
from the development of one basic paragraph through a fully-formed 5-paragraph essay. No one should be bored, and no one should feel defeated. Everyone is a writer!
The following contents are included in OPINION WRITING RESOURCES - SET 3 PREFERENCES:
★ Important Information about Opinion Writing Resources
★ Notes for the Teacher
‐ Unique Features of Opinion Writing Resource Sets
‐ General Use of Opinion Writing Resources for Differentiation & Scaffolding
‐ How to Use Strategy Anchor Charts
‐ How to Use Differentiated Planning Pages
‐ How to Use Differentiated Writing Pages
★ Strategy Anchor Charts for Adding Details & Examples to Opinion Writing
‐ Individual charts target 5 different idea development strategies: Feelings, Facts & Experts, Sensations, Stories & Wh- Details, Counterarguments
‐ Summary charts pull all of these ideas into one resource
‐ Two styles (full pages & cutout cards) are provided for all strategy charts
★ Bonus chart of Words & Phrases for Opinion Writing provided in two styles (full page and cutout card)
★ Differentiated Planning & Writing Pages: EVERY topic design listed below includes 10 CUSTOM PRINTABLES: 5 differentiated planning pages & 5 differentiated writing pages each
★ 10 specific topic designs come in SET 3: PREFERENCES
‘Would You Rather…’ Choices
✎ Fly or Become Invisible
✎ Fruits or Vegetables
✎ Hot Cocoa or Chocolate Milk
✎ Indoor Recess or Outdoor Recess
✎ Markers or Crayons
✎ Mittens or Gloves
✎ Rain or Snow
✎ Robot or Pet
✎ Sandals or Sneakers
✎ Sledding or Riding a Bike
★ Blank planning and writing pages are provided so that you can create your own prompts
And that’s only Set 3! Interested in more? The complete Opinion Writing Resources Bundle
includes all 4 original sets with over 500 pages for differentiation and scaffolding PLUS a bonus set of exclusive content found only in the bundle!
Not sure if these resources are right for you? Check out my Opinion Writing Resources FREEBIE SAMPLER from Set 1: Decisions
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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1 A, B, C, D
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1 A, B, C, D