Should we ban sledding in public parks or not? Here are two engaging texts, with opposing viewpoints, perfect for you to engage your 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in opinion writing! This ready-to-go packet is all inclusive!
*The opinion prompt regarding banning sledding in public parks
*Two original texts--one for banning sledding, the other opposed to banning sledding
*A photo of the instructional poster I use to simplify teaching opinion and informational writing in 3 main steps
*A graphic organizer
*Success Criteria for use by students for self-monitoring as they go and for use by you as a step-by-step guide to teaching the opinion text type
*Additional key instructional posters
Note: Though I've put this packet together as an instructional piece, it can be used as a ready-to-go assessment, as well.
I hope your students enjoy debating this engaging topic, then writing and sharing their opinions!
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