Do you struggle with students coming to you with unfinished work? Have them use this writing checklist. With this Self-Check Anchor Chart your students can make sure that they are following the expectations that you have set out for each writing activity! Go over each step and have students underline each part of their opinion writing piece. I also use magnets and have students move their names as they go through each step. You could also use post-its.
Opinion writing steps:
Step 1: I can write a topic sentence that tells my opinion.
Step 2: I can write one reason for my opinion.
Step 3: I can write a second reason for my opinion.
Step 4: I can write a closing sentence that retells my opinion.
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