A sheltered instructional tool to help with the process of writing an opinion paragraph and/or paper. The worksheets include a graphic organizer to record an opinion and brainstorm reasons to support your opinion, strategies to develop a title along with frames for support, a writing template that helps develop a paragraph with an introduction, 3 supporting reasons and a conclusion, and a place to record a rough draft.
I have included 3 templates at each language proficiency level. The 3 templates are a progression to writing a full opinion paper:
- The first template starts with a basic opinion paragraph which includes an Introduction, 3 reasons, and a conclusion.
- The second template adds a supporting quote for each reason, so the template includes an introduction, 3 reasons with a supporting quote, and a conclusion.
- The third template adds a personal reflection statement, so the template includes an introduction, 3 reasons with a supporting quote and personal reflection, and a conclusion.
This tool is ideal not only for English Language Learners, but also benefits English only students. Each of the templates include appropriate Academic Language forms for the represented level. The download includes templates for Beginning/Early Intermediate, Intermediate, and Early Advanced/Advanced Language Proficient students.
Ideal for classroom use and for ESL/ELD(English Language Development).
Common Core Writing Support:
2nd Grade W.2.1
3rd Grade W.3.1.a-d
4th Grade W.4.1.a-d
5th Grade W.5.1.a-d