Writing Units: Opinion, Informational & Narrative Writing Graphic Organizers

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1st - 3rd
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This writing bundle includes everything you need to teach opinion, informational, and narrative writing with your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. Differentiated posters, graphic organizers, and supports geared towards Grades 1-3 will provide your students the tools they need to become strong writers. All materials are thoughtfully aligned to the ELA Common Core. Take a look at the preview for product snapshot! (not all pages pictured in preview)

What's Included:

1. OPINION WRITING (Updated December 2021):

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Posters (Color or B&W): "What is an Opinion?" with examples, Sentence Starters (for Opening, Reasons, and Closing) O.R.E.O and O.R.E.R.E.O Opinion Writing
  • Graphic Organizers: From brainstorming to writing, these graphic organizers are supports that break down opinion writing in a visual way for students. Multiple options are included for writing about 1, 2 or 3 reasons, as well as 3 reasons with examples.
  • Writing Checklists: These checklists are helpful reminders for students while opinion writing. They are included to print as a full page or mini checklists (4/page).
  • Color Coding: Students color code opinion writing examples by opening, reason(s), and closing. Each passage is included with either 1, 2, or 3 reasons.
  • "Stick to the Topic": Students cut and glue strong reasons that clearly support the topic. These are included for finding 1, 2 or 3 reasons.
  • Opinion Writing Prompt Sheets: These 10 writing prompts come with visual supports for students. Primary line or regular line options are both included.
  • Opinion Writing Journal: This journal comes with 32 prompts for students to cut and glue into their journals. The journal is included as a half page or full page option, as well as different rule-width options for writing paper. The prompts included can either be used in a journal or on their own.
  • Additional Resources: Opinion Writing Thought Bubbles (for displaying writing on a bulletin board), Extra Writing Prompts, Free-Writing Paper, and Answer Keys

2. INFORMATIONAL WRITING: (Updated 1/1/22)

  • Posters (Color or B&W): "What is Information?", an example of informational writing, Sentence Starters (for Opening, Facts/Points, and Closing), and Types of Hooks (3 or 4 types)
  • Graphic Organizers: From brainstorming and researching to prewriting, these graphic organizers are supports that break down informational writing in a visual way for students. Multiple options are included for writing about facts only, one point with supporting facts, or multiple points with supporting facts.
  • Writing Checklists: These checklists are helpful reminders for students while informational writing. They are included to print as a full page or mini checklists (4/page).
  • Color Coding: Students color code informational writing examples by either 1.) Opening (topic), 3 Facts, and Closing or 2.) Opening (topic), Point, and 3 Supporting Facts.
  • "Stick to the Topic"/ "Stick to the Point": Students cut and glue 3 strong supporting facts that clearly support the topic OR 6 supporting facts that clearly support 2 points on a topic.
  • Hook Writing Practice: Students practice writing either 3 or 4 types of informational writing hooks on a provided topic.
  • Informational Writing Prompt Sheets: These 10 writing prompts come with visual supports for students. Primary line or regular line options are both included.
  • Informational Writing Journal: This journal comes with 32 prompts for students to cut and glue into their journals. The journal is included as a half page or full page option, as well as different rule-width options for writing paper. The prompts included can either be used in a journal or on their own.
  • Additional Resources: "Gear Full of Facts" Craft, Informational Writing Clipboard (for displaying writing on a bulletin board), Informational Report Templates (Cover Page, Writing Pages, Table of Contents & Glossary), Free-Writing Paper, and Answer Keys

3. NARRATIVE WRITING (Updated 1/31/22):

  • Narrative Writing Posters (Color or B&W): "What is a Narrator?", "How Do I Write a Narrative?" example, Sentence Starters and Transitions (for beginning, middle, and end)
  • Graphic Organizers: From brainstorming to writing, these graphic organizers are supports that break down narrative writing in a visual way for students. Multiple options are included for writing about a beginning, middle and end OR an opening, events, and closing.
  • Hook Writing Practice: Students practice writing either 3 or 5 types of narrative writing hooks on a provided topic. A poster is also included with examples.
  • Narrative Endings Writing Practice: A poster with 6 types of narrative endings as well as graphic organizers for students practice writing 6 types of narrative endings.
  • Personal Narrative Resources: Posters for "What is a Personal Narrative?" and "Tips for Writing a Personal Narrative", as well as graphic organizers for brainstorming memories and prewriting.
  • Small Moments Writing: A poster and graphic organizers for brainstorming small moments, as well as planning out parts of their small moment during prewriting.
  • Story Elements: A poster with graphic organizers for planning out story elements for their pieces of narrative writing.
  • Writing Checklists: These checklists are helpful reminders for students while narrative writing. They are included to print as a full page or mini checklists (4/page).
  • Narrative Writing Prompt Sheets: These 10 writing prompts come with visual supports for students. Primary line or regular line options are both included.
  • Narrative Writing OR Personal Narratives Journal: These journals both come with 32 prompts each for students to cut and glue into their journals. The journals are included as half page or full page options, as well as different rule-width options for writing paper. The prompts included can either be used in journals or on their own.
  • Additional Resources: Narrative Writing Book Cut-outs (for displaying writing on a bulletin board), Narrative Writing paper/mini book templates, and Blank templates for hook and writing organizers for their own prompts

4. WRITING WORD WALL:

40 writing terms that will be useful to use with the products above. All word walls are available in 4 color options, including a black background (as pictured), a multi-colored background (with black or white font), and an all-white background. These word wall cards can also be used as flashcards or posters. They print 2/page on a standard 8.5" x 11" paper.

Terms included are:

• opinion

• opinion writing

• topic

• opening

• reason

• example

• closing

• writing prompt

• information

• informational writing

• hook

• beginning

• middle

• end

• fact

• point

• topic sentence

• transition

• narrator

• narrative writing

• characters

• setting

• events

• actions

• thoughts

• feelings

• author

• piece of writing

• main idea

• details

• title

• margins

• indent

• introduction

• body

• body paragraphs

• conclusion

• expository writing

• evidence-based term

• O.R.E.O. writing

Total Pages
540 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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Standards

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 informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
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.

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