This quick, no-prep bundle is a great way for students to review opinion based writing after winter break! Students are asked to share their opinion on whether winter or summer break is best. Included in the packet:
1. Pre-planning page that includes possible pros for both summer and winter break. (This is an area that you could also expand upon and share mini-lesson on counter-arguments)
2. Pre-planning Venn Diagrams that compare and contrast both the winter and summer seasons, as well as winter and summer break. (I find it is sometimes helpful to gather more substantial ideas by comparing the seasons first, then the breaks themselves.) **Also a great partner or small group activity!
3. Two planning sheets: one guided organizer, one sheet with two web starting points.
4. Two pages of writing paper: one yellow for summer, one blue for winter!
**Teaching duration can vary, as you may want to revisit mini-lessons on introductions, snappy starts, conclusions, visual imagery, etc**