Opinion Writing Unit

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4th
Common Core Standards
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Opinion Writing Unit

“Opinion Writing Unit” is a 6-week writing unit composed of six prompts to help students learn how to write an opinion essay. Week #1 presents the genre to students and includes a model essay. Weeks #2-5 offer more practice with different topics and include a writer’s craft mini-lesson. The unit concludes with the final week as an assessment. This resource provides teachers with the following:

• Unit Outline – provides an overview of the entire 6 weeks
• Weekly Plan Outline – how to schedule each day’s lesson
• Resources and Suggestions – extra prompts, a list of mentor texts in literature, and teaching suggestions
• Differentiation Tip for Struggling Writers
• 5-Point Scoring Guide for Informative Writing
• Scoring Guide Charts at Each Score Point – charts written in language students can understand
• Class Data Chart
• Individual Data Chart – offers student accountability for their learning
• Model Essay
• 4 Strategy-Based Writer’s Craft Mini-Lessons with Answer Keys and a Wall Chart
• Prompt Introduction Page – includes a Writer’s Check List and Reflection Piece
• Agree/Disagree Analysis Chart
• Graphic Organizer
• Rough Draft Paper
• Final Copy Paper

Each week of the unit provides students with a statement prompt. Students must decide if they agree or disagree with the statement, and provide reasons and examples to support their opinion. The following topics are included in this unit:
• Dogs as Pets
• Smartphones for Kids (PREVIEW)
• Exercise at School
• Laptops for All
• School Uniforms
• Homework

BLANK PRINTABLES INCLUDED: Like the format, but want to use your own writing topics? A folder containing editable PowerPoint pages and blank PDF’s is included with this resource.

One complete week plus the unit outline and weekly plan outline is available for free in the preview! You will receive a PDF containing everything. Please make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the document.

Also available in the Writing Workshop Series:

Memoir Writing (Personal Narrative) Unit
Procedural/How-To Informative Writing Unit
Compare and Contrast Informative Writing Unit
Animal Research Informative Writing Unit
Story Writing (Fictional Narrative) Unit

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Opinion Writing Unit
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Opinion Writing Unit