Opinion Writing Unit for 4th and 5th Graders aligned with Common Core and NGSS.
This Opinion Writing unit on Limited Natural Resources is filled with lesson plans, graphic organizers, and teacher samples. This Research and opinion writing project streamlines the writing process and supports students (4th and 5th grade) with writing opinion five paragraph essays. Lesson plans are broken up day by day for 30 min. - 45 min. blocks. Teacher samples are provided using water as an example.
Help your students become confident and successful writers with these easy to use graphic organizers. This writing unit takes students step-by-step through the writing process from researching, planning, drafting, editing/revising, to creating a final draft. Graphic organizers and samples are organized to give teachers easy to follow tools to model for students. Graphic organizers provide structure to support Common core standards and guide students through the opinion writing process.
1) 12 days worth of writing lessons/research focusing on limited natural resources
2) Brainstorming page
3) Research Organizers (2)
4) Sample Research organizers
5) Opinion Planning Page Graphic Organizer
6) Sample Opinion Planning Page
7) Rough Draft organizer
8) Sample rough draft organizer
9) Editing Checklist
10) Final Draft publishing paper
11) I can write Opinion pieces (checklist)
Note: Teacher will need to provide books, internet access, and/or printed information for students to conduct their research.
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