Do you want a fun way to teach opinion writing skills? This 20-page task card package can be the way to introduce your students to opinion writing.
Teaching them to recognize that words such as "beautiful" or "boring" may be true for some but not for all is a start. Students should look for those words in their everyday reading. Over the next few days, have the students use sticky notes to an anchor chart on the wall whenever they find these words.
Discuss how to write opinion pieces within a framework or organizational structure that provide reasons which support the opinion. It's a chance to teach them how to use transitional words and phrases throughout their opinion pieces to show where they are in their writing: beginning, middle or end. Then, go over ways to provide a concluding statement.
Once this has been accomplished, it's time for them to put into practice what they've learned. Using these task cards is a fun way to learn hands on the art of opinion writing. Included are 60 numbered task cards each with one opinion-writing topic. There is also a chart which gives an overview of introductory words, transition words and opinion clue words. A chart for signing out the cards is also included if you intend on giving the opinion writing exercise as a homework assignment. The cards can be laminated and used over and over again.
You can choose the cards that are grade appropriate and have the students choose from that set or you can let them choose any card and see how they fare! They can work on the writing assignments individually or in small groups.
I hope that your students have fun and learn the art of opinion writing using this package!
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