Opinion writing can be extremely engaging for young writers who typically enjoy sharing their thoughts on topics, but we want our students to learn that simply stating their feelings about something isn’t enough. Backing their ideas with evidence and support is what will ultimately lead others to take those opinions more seriously.
This unit, developed by two passionate educators and founders of The Curriculum Corner, has been created with this idea in mind. These lessons are meant to serve as workshop mini-lessons to teach students the art of purposeful opinion writing.
This resource includes:
- 13 comprehensive lessons that detail the lesson's objective, materials, preparation, procedure, and extensions; lessons can be adapted for exceptional learners beyond intermediate grades
- Nearly 50 downloadable materials, including anchor visuals, graphic organizers, exit tickets, flashcards, and more
- Description of the Writer's Workshop model to follow lessons for best results