I created an Opinion Writing unit that is based on the Common Core. This unit contains four lessons to help students become better opinion writers. Students are given many opportunities to practice writing opinions. The unit includes lesson plans for four lessons (What Does a Good Opinion Piece Do?, What Do You See?, The Eww Review, and My Two Cents), graphic organizers to go with each lesson, and quick, easy writing scoring rubrics. In two of the lessons, I use two pieces of literature to get students thinking. In another lesson, students can choose from 17 different debate topics to write an opinion about.
Possible extensions to this unit:
Students can practice their speaking skills by sharing their opinion about a topic with the whole group.
You can put students in groups, give them debate topics, have them do some research, and put together their opinion to present to the group or have a debate between two groups.
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