Valentine's Day Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core TNReady Aligned

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Have your students read the two informational articles I've written and then write their opinion about whether or not they think Valentine's Day should be celebrated! Everything you need is included: the nonfiction articles, a graphic organizer, stationery, and a rubric to grade the essays.

Included:
1. Text 1: A magazine article about the pros and cons of celebrating Valentine's Day in general.
2. Text 2: A magazine article about the pros and cons of children celebrating Valentine's Day.
3. Writing Prompt & Tips: Explains the prompt and offers tips to help students do their best writing.
4. Opinion Essay Poster
5. Graphic Organizer: ORE-RE-REO style
6. Exemplar: I wrote a model essay with the opinion that Valentine's Day should be celebrated. Show it to students to give them an idea of what you expect. However, there are at least 3 reasons in the texts that it should not be celebrated for students who have the opposite opinion.
7. Stationery: Black-and-write hearts border, Valentine cupcake graphics
8. Rubric: Based on 100 points, aligned with Common Core / TNReady Standards
9. Standards

Standards:
3rd Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.A
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.B
Provide reasons that support the opinion. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.C
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section.
4th Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.B
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
5th Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.A
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.B
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.C
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1.D
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
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Valentine's Day Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T
Valentine's Day Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T
Valentine's Day Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T
Valentine's Day Opinion Essay Writing Prompt Common Core T