Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument..
This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets:
Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Animals be Kept in Zoos?
Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Elementary School Students do Homework?
Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Advertising be Allowed in Schools?
Each packet includes two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic. Multiple skills are covered, including reading, close reading, reading comprehension, analyzing two texts on the same topic, vocabulary, summarizing, and opinion writing. CCSS aligned. Answer keys included.
No prep! Just print and go. Perfect substitute lesson plans.
Watch this short video for a more thorough preview of the unit:
Video: How to use Opinion Reading and Writing Units in Your Classroom
Interested in more topics? Check out the 12-unit MEGA Bundle:
Opinion Reading and Writing MEGA Bundle
Included in each packet:
Two non-fiction articles, one pro and one con
The reading level is advanced fourth grade through sixth grade. Two versions of each reading are included, one with bolded vocabulary words and one with no bolded words.
Three vocabulary sheets
One contains the vocabulary words with definitions to use as a handout. One contains the words only if you want to have the students look up the definitions. The third is a worksheet that helps students practice the vocabulary in context.
A pro and con chart for group work
A “My Opinion” worksheet
This worksheet allows students to agree with one of the authors, and display close reading skills, using evidence from the text to support their opinions.
If you decide to assign an essay using these readings or topic, I’ve included:
An outline template
Essay assignment sheet
CCSS standards included on rubrics for 5th and 6th grades, or use the generic rubrics
You might also like:
Opinion Reading and Writing Bundle 2
Opinion Reading and Writing Bundle 3
Informational Reading Passage – The Pet Rock
Informational Reading Passage – Why the QWERTY keyboard?
Informational Reading Passage – A Woman on the Ten Dollar Bill
Writing a Narrative Essay
Writing a Research Paper
Idiom Task Cards and Worksheets
20 Figurative Language Posters