Using the name of a popular cookie is a mnemonic device that helps my students remember the structural order their paragraphs need to take: Should all peanut products be banned? With students divided into two groups, they took part in a spirited Visible Thinking debate called Tug of War.
As we continued to practice, different organizers were introduced.
They make them for grades Once students read the article about pennies, they were ready to form an opinion. Giving each student one sandwich cookie to munch on while they worked on these organizers helped keep them excited about the whole process.
Other teachers in my building use the resources for their grade level as well. Simply click on each image to download and print your own copy. After hearing many of their classmates voice their reasoning for keeping or retiring the penny, the students were ready to get started putting their thoughts on paper.
A great one to have in your classroom is: The articles often include: Opinion, Reason, Example, Opinion. Other Resources I Have Used Scholastic offers many different resources for helping your students become better with their opinion writing, or for younger writers, understanding the difference between fact and opinion.
A couple weeks into our persuasive writing unit and I have already seen a lot of progress from our very first efforts. My students did pretty well with the initial organizer and we used it again to plan out opinion pieces on whether sledding should be banned in city parks.
Mint should stop making pennies. Click on the images below to download and print. After discussing the pros and cons with partners, the class took sides. Should birthday treats and bagel sales be banned at school? I hope you find a few of these tips and my graphic organizers helpful!
It establishes the structure, but also helps students remember to use opinion-based sentence starters along with transition words. Those are shown below. There are many more sheets like these in Scholastic Teachables.
The organizer below is my favorite to use once the students are more familiar with the structure of opinion paragraphs.
With each practice we did, my students got stronger and I introduced different organizers to help them and to keep interest high. After we worked our way through several of the Scholastic News opinion pieces, my third graders also thought of issues pertinent to their own lives and school experiences they wanted to write about, including:Fifth Grade Teacher.
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Opinion Writing. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational.
Graphic Organizers for Opinion Writing By Most of my third graders have read a wide variety of genres by this point in third grade, My third graders need to be able to write opinion pieces on topics or texts that state an opinion within a framework of an organizational structure that provides reasons that support the opinion and.
In this lesson you will learn how to identify and describe opinion writing by finding words that show strong feelings, a clear opinion statement, and supporting reasons. 2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K Writing Activity. In this worksheet, your student will write an opinion passage about her favorite activity.
Grade Levels: 2nd and 3rd Grade, 4th and 5th Grade, Grades K My Favorite Subject. Your student can express his opinion in this worksheet. Grade Levels. Third grade writing worksheets guide students to develop fluent writing skills. Try third grade writing worksheets with your eight- or nine-year-old.
Third Grade Writing Worksheets and Printables. 3rd grade. Reading & Writing. Worksheet. Paragraph Writing Worksheet. Worksheet. 3rd grade argumentative writing: opinion essay (1) Brainstorm, plan, and write an argumentative essay in the third grade.Download