This opinion writing unit is CCSS aligned for grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. In this file, you will get:
--An outline of the specific CCSS covered
--A detailed 3 week lesson plan
--Anchor papers to help students see what quality opinion writing pieces look like or for the teacher to use as his/her own to model the writing process day-by-day
--A pre-writing chart to brainstorm
--An OREO (Opinion, Reasons, Evidence, Opinion Restated) graphic organizer
--An Opinion Writing Self-Evalutation tied to the CCSS to help students dissect their writing and identify the key elements of quality opinion writing
--An Opinion Writing Rubric tied to CCSS
--Examples of all graphic organizers, evaluations, etc. filled out in relationship to the anchor papers to show students as examples or to be used by the teacher as his/her own to model
--8 different final copy papers with pet graphics
--"To Agree or Not to Agree?" interactive opinion activity
--Opinion and Fact colored posters
--Transition Words colored poster
This unit was designed with student investment, engagement, and self-assessment in mind.
**Also, the OREO graphic organizer, opinion writing self-evaluation, and opinion writing rubric can be used for ALL OPINION WRITING UNITS outside of this unit.
This unit is also available in a discounted BUNDLE in my CCSS Aligned Writing Bundle: Personal Narrative, Opinion, and Explanatory Units