Opinion writing starts with reading both sides of the argument.
This bundle contains these three opinion reading and writing packets:
Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Bottled Water be Banned?
Opinion Reading and Writing - Should Students be Paid for Good Grades?
Opinion Reading and Writing - Tablets vs. Textbooks
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 units:
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
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