Writing Reviews: A Writer's Workshop Unit

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Susan Jones
Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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46 pages
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So helpful for writing opinion papers in first grade. Love the set up of the paper and was very kid friendly.
Students were very engaged with this unit! Their reviews showed excellent growth compared to previous writing.
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Opinion writing unit for primary grades that focuses on writing reviews! This writing workshop unit is an extension of my Opinion Writing Unit where I previously taught them how to write opinions and provide reasons for them.

That being said, this unit could stand on its own without the previous opinion unit. Your students may require a few extra "what is an opinion?" lessons!

Students will brainstorm different things and give them a 1-5 star rating with reasons to support their opinion!

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In this unit:

  • Getting Started: a detailed outline on how I teach the unit
  • What is a review? anchor chart
  • The parts of a review mini reference posters
  • What can we review? anchor chart
  • 3 different activities for students to practice reviewing: a toy review, food tasting, and plenty of different review cards
  • 2 different 1st-grade "exemplar" student samples
  • Graphic organizers to map out student thinking
  • Writing templates to pick and choose from
  • Class book ideas
  • Individual and partner editing checklists
  • Individual and partner revision checklists
  • Writing reviews rubric


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Total Pages
46 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.


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