S.O.S. opinion writing is a quick and simple way to assess your students knowledge about a topic. This strategy can be implemented before, during, or after a lesson to gain information about your students’ understanding, attitudes, or beliefs about what they are learning in class.
Here’s a quick breakdown of each component...
S – Statement
The teacher reads or gives the students a statement (not a question) and they copy it on the template. You may choose to discuss this together, allow peers to discuss together, or have students consider it independently.
O – Opinion
Next, students form their own opinion about the statement and select whether they “agree” or “disagree” with it.
S - Support
Finally, students give reasons, facts, or examples to support their opinion about the statement.