Opinion writing in an 11 day unit! I used this with my 5th graders but this can be used with 6th graders as well. The information texts I include are a melange of different online texts and are on the more difficult end. You can also encourage students to do their own research if technology is readily available.
1) A calendar with daily objectives and necessary teacher resources.
2) Worksheets which correspond to each day's objective.
3) Various templates for writing.
4) Informational texts for a variety of different opinion topics (24 different topics).
Everything you need is included EXCEPT for a book called Surprising Sharks. You can substitute any other book which has a central thesis, but this one is a fun one that the kids enjoy.