Opinion Writing Unit for 4th and 5th Graders aligned with Common Core.
This opinion writing and research unit on American Indians is filled with lesson plans, graphic organizers, and teacher samples. This Research and opinion writing project streamlines the writing process and supports students (4th and 5th grade) with writing opinion five paragraph essays. Lesson plans are broken up day by day for 30 min. - 45 min. blocks. Teacher samples are provided using the Inuit and Sioux Groups as an example.
Help your students become confident and successful writers with these easy to use graphic organizers. This writing unit takes students step-by-step through the writing process from researching, planning, drafting, editing/revising, to creating a final draft. Graphic organizers and samples are organized to give teachers easy to follow tools to model for students. Graphic organizers provide structure to support Common core standards and guide students through the opinion writing process.
1) 15 days worth of writing lessons/research focusing on American Indians
2) Writing Prompt
3) American Indian Note Taking Sheets for Compare/contrast research
4) Sample Note taking sheet
5) Brainstorm Page and Sample
6) Opinion Transition Word Toolbox
7) Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizers
8) Sample Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizer
9) Planning Page Graphic Organizer (option 1 & 2)
10) Sample Planning Page Graphic Organizer
11) Rough Draft Graphic Organizer (option 1 & 2)
12) Sample Rough Draft
13) Editing Checklist
14) Final Draft publishing paper
15) “I can” Self Checklist
16) Quick Rubric
Note: Teacher will need to provide books, internet access, and/or printed information for students to conduct their research.
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