This five paragraph opinion essay about San Francisco allows students to understand the structure of an opinion essay. Students will identify the topic sentence and conclusion by underlining it in green. Students will identify the reasons that support the opinion in yellow. Finally, students will identify the examples and explanation in red.
After understanding the structure of the opinion essay, students will take the information from the essay to complete the graphic organizer that is provided.
This is a great way to introduce the structure of an opinion essay. This essay can also be used to review proper nouns, sentence structure, grammar, context clues, transition words, and commas in a series. Students can practice their fluency by rereading the essay aloud multiple times.
The topic of the essay is San Francisco, so this may be a great essay to read while studying the California Gold Rush.