Opinion Writing Unit, Persuasive Writing Unit, Persuasive Writing Mini Lessons

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Here are 16 easy to follow writing mini lessons to teach opinion, persuasive and touch on argumentative writing! Don't know the difference between the three? I've got you covered with a handy table that explains the differences succinctly and in kid-friendly language!

Each mini lesson guides students through the writing process using the workshop method described below.

16 Mini Lessons Structured in the Following Way:

• Materials including pre-made charts for use with the lesson

• Hook- a fun way to start the mini lesson

• Teaching Point- straightforward statement about lesson goal

• Modeling- showing skill with writing samples/mentor texts

• Practice-an opportunity for students to practice with partners

• Share-an opportunity for students to share accomplishments

Mini Lesson Topics Included:

→ A Crash Course in Persuasion

→ Brainstorming: Problems

→ Brainstorming: Solutions

→ Brainstorming: Things That are Unappreciated

→ Brainstorming: Things You Wished Existed

→ Drafting: Unstoppable Writing

→ Revising: Creating a Strong Thesis Statement

→ Editing: As You Go

→ Elaborating: Lots of Reasons

→ Elaborating: Collecting Data and Evidence

→ Elaborating: Adding a Well Thought Out Solution

→ Thinking About Your Audience

→ Revising: Organizing Your Draft

→ Speech Day

→ Petitions

→ Letters

Also Included In This Product:

• Writing Workshop Schedule Pie Chart

• Writing Workshop Noise Level Poster

• Conference Tracking Sheet

• Student Checklist

• End of Unit Grading Rubric

• 16 Writing Samples to Support Modeling Skills for Students

• 4 Charts

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Total Pages
45 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.


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