This is set of resources was designed to support the instruction of opinion writing for first and second graders. This unit teaches students to support their opinions with details (or facts) from a text. It includes differentiated passages to support the various reading levels of your students.
In this packet you will find:
-Fact/Opinion posters to use as anchor charts. Including:
- What is a fact?
- What is an opinion?
- What does persuade mean?
- What are the steps of text based opinion writing?
-Fact or Opinion Student Sorting Activity
This 24 card fact/opinion sort can be put in a pocket chart or a student center.
-Opinion writing prompts with differentiated texts to support opinions.
Students will read 2 short passages and form an opinion. When the student writes about their opinion they use details fro the text to support their opinion and persuade their reader. Each of these 10 prompts includes 4 versions of the texts. The texts have been written on 4 levels of reading and vocabulary complexity. The differentiation is done for you!
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“This was a great help for my students! It allowed them to have an understanding of opinion and referring back into the writing to support their opinion! Thanks you”
“I love how these have two reading passages on them. They are so useful and I'm excited for my students to do more text-based opinion writing. Thank you! :)”
“I really like the use of text for students to be able to refer and cite in their opinion writing. The differentiated text is a great feature as well! Thanks for such a fantastic resource!”
“This is so perfect for 2nds! Love that it helps them to use text evidence in their responses, thanks!”
“This was great and very helpful because it breaks down opinion writing so well. Very thorough but fun. Thanks!”
“Perfect for my 2nd grade students! Thank you so much for creating such a complete unit on opinion writing.”
"At this grade level getting students to find text evidence can be a struggle, however, these have made that process much less stressful and the kids love getting to learn how to use highlighters."
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