Writer's Workshop: Opinion | Persuasive Writing - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades

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1st - 3rd
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  1. This Writer's Workshop Bundle includes individual lesson plans geared toward Kindergarten, first, and second grades. The units included are Launching the Writer's Workshop, Narrative Writing, How-To Book Writing, Informative Writing, and Persuasive Writing. There are 95 detailed lessons, complete wi
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Thank you so much for checking out Writer’s Workshop: Persuasive Writing! I used this in my first grade classroom and taught it in the Spring when most students had a firm understanding of conventions of writing and how to successfully participate in a Writer’s Workshop.

Many of the lessons are aligned with Earth Day and have an environmental theme. You can change this to meet whatever comes during this particular time in your curriculum, or to whatever you think your students may have an interest.

This unit includes several writing activities to build students' knowledge and understanding of persuasive writing prior to individual persuasive books. These activities include:

-Book reviews

-List poems

-Persuasive letters

-Writing activities (and one craftivity) based on books (Hey, Little Ant; The Great Kapok Tree)

Following these activities, students work toward developing their own persuasive book on a topic of choice.

These lessons help students with the following skills:

-Discerning the difference between fact and opinion

-Organizing information

-Developing supporting sentences using evidence and reasoning

-Determining evidence to support the main idea

-Using facts to support opinions

There are 18 lessons included, although it will likely take you more days to teach completely. A pre- and post-assessment is also included in this pack. I believe this unit is best served with students in first, second, and third grades.

To check out more, take a look at the preview! Thank you for checking out my persuasive writing unit!

Total Pages
86 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Provide a concluding statement or section.


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