This is a complete lesson that will scaffold your students through the process of writing opinions/arguments in the form of online product reviews. You will receive a lesson plan, 8 worksheets/charts and a PowerPoint Presentation with 17 slides to use with your class. Students will look at online product reviews for a "slushy cup" and notice the loaded language. Next, they will write a positive and negative review for an MP3 player. Finally, they will write a review for a product of their own choice.
Students often lack the vocabulary required to make an effective argument. The loaded words charts provided in this lesson plan will help students frame their argument, and use powerful language to sway their audience. This lesson plan aligns well with the Common Core Standards and is an excellent lesson for teachers being observed!