Opinion Writing and Opinion Reading - Tablets vs. Textbooks

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Opinion writing starts with reading about both sides of the argument.
Should tablets replace textbooks?
This packet contains two original informational non-fiction articles, one pro and one con on the topic of whether tablets should replace textbooks in schools. 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 plan.

Watch this short video for a more thorough preview of the unit:

Video: How to use Opinion Reading and Writing Units in Your Classroom

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Included in the 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.

Bonus pages:
If you decide to assign an essay using these readings or topic, I’ve included:

An outline template

Essay assignment sheet

Grading Rubrics

CCSS standards included on rubrics for 5th and 6th grades, or use the generic rubrics

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Opinion Writing and Opinion Reading - Tablets vs. Textbooks
Opinion Writing and Opinion Reading - Tablets vs. Textbooks
Opinion Writing and Opinion Reading - Tablets vs. Textbooks
Opinion Writing and Opinion Reading - Tablets vs. Textbooks