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Help your students form stronger opinions (argumentative in 6th) and create quality written essays using fact-based paired texts about the debate on long summer breaks vs. year round school. Students are given an engaging focus question, then read these perfectly paired texts on a topic they actually WANT to write about. Students search the texts for reasons, evidence, examples, facts, and details that support their opinion, then organize their thoughts on the graphic organizer. The organizer supports students as they write their final opinion pieces, complete with all components necessary to meet your grade level opinion writing standards. Teach opinion writing in style. Your students will thank you!
This download includes:
--2 Paired Texts tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th (perfect for differentiation!)
--Focus question (prompt) and lesson strategies
--Graphic organizers tailored for each grade level 3rd-6th (editable version included)
--A variety of lined writing paper options
--Grade-specific opinion/argumentative writing checklists, 3rd-6th (editable versions included)
--Editable writing checklists
--Editable graphic organizer
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