This tool has two set-ups. The first is an assessment set-up. It gives the students a writing prompt, 4 sources, a planning page, and lined pages to write their response.
The second option for using this resource is to teach the students how to write a 5 paragraph opinion essay. Each paragraph is broken down and tells the student to include certain parts. It gives them specific directions on how to write their essay. It also provides a page for brainstorming and allowing the student to choose an opinion with enough information to complete the essay.
A rubric used for 5th grade writing is included as well as additional resource websites to view for information on opinion writing.