Opinion Writing | Writing Unit | Writers Workshop

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This unit is all about opinion writing & practicing voice. Students will build skills and confidence in developing their own opinion and voice by practising different active writing strategies.

The writing skills that are highlighted in this unit are:

  • what is an opinion?
  • fact vs opinion
  • revising vs editing
  • debating with opinions and facts
  • design challenge
  • step-by-step opinion writing process
  • writing a drama script based on the mentor text

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This set includes:

★ Setting up for success

★ Weekly pacing guides

★ Links to resources, as well as extension ideas including using technology.

★ 4 Mentor texts titles with lesson plans and matching activities that are designed to interest even your most unmotivated students because the activities are not all writing based but transfer over to writing.

★ Writing anchor charts specific to each individual unit

★ Writing vocabulary for the pocket chart or writing wall for every book.

You will need:

Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose

The Perfect Pet by Margie Pilantini

The Night Gardener by the Fan Brothers

Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski

When learning to write, we want our students to be engaged, motivated and successful. Each and every set will take you through the elements of a great writing program step by step.

This stand alone unit is part of a complete bundle of detailed and comprehensive units with opportunities for choice and collaboration. It is designed to help learners to develop a growth mindset when they learn to write.

Each writing unit has alternate spelling and is aligned also aligned with the Write Traits.

Alternative spelling is included for Canadian students.

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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 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.
Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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