Second Grade Opinion Writing Unit | Second Grade Writing Unit 7

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This 4 week opinion writing unit will help you teach your second grade students to write opinion pieces, engage in mini-debates, and create book reviews! This pack has everything you need, from complete opinion writing lesson plans to writing paper to posters to writing rubrics and more.

The lessons begin by having students write opinion pieces about hot topics such as, “Should schools require uniforms?” They will engage in a simple “debate” to wrap up this part of the unit. Then, students will write book reviews and give awards for categories such as “Wonderful Word Choice.”

This unit is designed to be taught toward the end of the year.

In this opinion writing unit, students will learn how to:

- Plan and write persuasive pieces

- Craft engaging introductions and conclusions for their opinion writing

- Provide background information on the topic that they are writing about

- Give reasons to support an opinion, and expand upon those reasons with more details and examples

- Use evidence from the text to support an opinion, when writing about a book

- Separate ideas by using different paragraphs

- Include descriptions and adjectives in their opinion writing

- Use transition words

- Combine sentences and vary sentence beginnings

- Follow writing conventions

- Revise and edit their opinion writing independently and with a partner

This unit includes:

- 19 detailed opinion writing minilessons that will last about 4 weeks

- Daily language arts/grammar exercises that complement the minilessons

- Clear unit goals, daily objectives, and Common Core alignment

- Posters, visual aids, and materials to go with the minilessons (all color materials also have black and white versions included)

- Printable writing paper

- A writing stages display and materials to make a genre bulletin board

- A list of mentor texts to accompany the unit

- FAQs and important information to help you set up the writing workshop

- Rubrics, anecdotal note forms, and other materials to help you get organized

- An opinion writing rubric that you can use throughout the year

- 140 total pages of materials and resources

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.


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