Opinion Writing Unit | Opinion Writing Activities

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1st - 2nd
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Description

Teaching Opinion Writing can be a challenge with all the various levels. Using this Opinion Writing unit will calm your nerves and you and your students will be all set to succeed in writing.

This writing unit is completely laid out for the teacher and guides you step by step through the teaching process. It makes writing fun, engaging and interactive.

It will save you hours of planning your writing daily, because it is all done for you. 

It is a PRINT AND GO unit. 

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This is a STEP BY STEP process that has worked in numerous classrooms across the globe and is very effective. It is all common core aligned if you teach that way. Your students will learn to write more and expand their reasons in their Opinion Writing. It also follows the Writer's Workshop format. 

This unit will help students start at the beginning of the writing process and will take them to the next level. Your students can start at any level and the lessons are already included, it will grow with your students. It has been differentiated for the various needs in your classroom. There are various differentiated graphic organizers and story maps that are included.

By the end of the unit your students will have experience in expanding their reasons and adding important details. You will be able to take your student from writing just a few sentences to writing 8 or more. This will transform into numerous Opinion Writing Pieces that will prepare the student for a writing benchmark.

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“My advanced 1st graders have succeeded with the advanced template and their writing looks like a 2nd grader! They can’t believe how much they wrote.” Buyer

"Makes opinion writing easy and friendly for students." Buyer

"This walked me through every step! Thank you!" Kathryn

Included in unit:

  • All you need to teach Opinion Writing
  • 130 Usable Pages
  • 12 Weeks of Detailed Step by Step Lesson Plans - Even a Substitute could follow these plans
  • Teacher Tips
  • Mini Lessons
  • All pages have Print Friendly Options
  • Full Color Files
  • Fact and Opinion Activities
  • Fact-Based Opinion Writing Activities
  • Expanding Reasons Activities
  • How to write simple opinions
  • How to go from simple to more detailed opinions
  • Book and Character Opinion Writing with Comparisons
  • Opinion Writing Templates
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Opinion Writing Prompts (At least 45 including ideas for Science & Social Studies)
  • Differentiation on lessons and story maps
  • Answer Keys
  • Editing Lessons and Editing Sheets
  • Several Rubric Styles
  • Anchor Charts
  • Posters
  • And More!

For more information on how this will look in your classroom, check out our BLOG article on Opinion Writing or this VIDEO on Writer's Workshop

You may also be interested in my Narrative Writing Unit. We have a 1st Grade and 2nd Grade Unit.

1st Grade Narrative

2nd Grade Narrative

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Total Pages
140 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 months
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

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