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135 resources with the keyterm opinion

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Kids Can Make a Difference

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their...
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Redistricting: Drawing the Lines

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze...
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Determining Author's Point of View: The Sneeches

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Determine the author's point of view in a text. Young readers read Dr. Seuss' The Sneeches and identify the author's purpose in the story. They identify persuasive techniques in writing, asking and answering questions to better...
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Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A strong thesis statement sets the tone for any piece of expository writing. In the second lesson of this series, young writers follow a step-by-step process to narrow down their topics and create an argumentative statement that can be...
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Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
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Four Corners Debate

For Teachers K - 12th
Should the student population wear uniforms to school? Pupils express whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with a controversial statement, moving to a designated corner of the room to indicate their stance....
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Student Opinion: What Small Things Have You Seen and Taken Note of Today?

For Students 7th - 12th
An interesting and unusual topic for a news article, this resource from the New York Times website asks learners to take a moment and consider all the things they notice during a typical day. Based of the editorial piece "Things I Saw"...
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The Argument

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
After brainstorming, middle schoolers write an expository essay for a writing project. They focus on supporting points, organization, and writing conventions to develop a well-integrated paper. In addition, they revise, proofread and...
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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
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Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter...
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A Way with Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do facts and opinions impact the news? After reading "How to Cover a War" from the New York Times, middle schoolers evaluate the claims in the article. They also consider the media's responsibilities in reporting during wartime....
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Media Awareness Network: Hate or Debate?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Discuss the difference between legitimate debate on a political issue and arguments that are based on hate through a science-fiction scenario that shows how a controversial issue can be discussed in both ways. Then learn how purveyors of...
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Student Opinion: Should Couples Live Together Before Marriage?

For Students 9th - 12th
Bring nonfiction into the classroom with this high-interest op-ed piece from the New York Times about love, marriage, and relationships in the 21st century. Pupils read a short article on the topic of cohabitation and offer their own...
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Student Opinion: How Impulsive Are You?

For Students 9th - 12th
Sure to spark lively discussion in any Language Arts classroom, this article from The York Times asks the question, 'How much self-control do you have?'. Pupils begin by reading a short passage about a study on delayed gratification and...
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The New YouTube

For Students 8th - 10th
Can you guess how many hits YouTube gets in one day? If you said two billion, you're wrong. If you said three billion, you're getting closer, but you're still over a billion hits away! Use this article to bring current events into the...
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The Language of Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Did you know that there are 15.2 million refugees in the world? High schoolers will read "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and learn how they can get involved to lower this surprising number. To really encourage involvement,...
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Indiana Applied Skills Assessment Sample

For Teachers 5th
In this Applied Skills Assessment worksheet, 5th graders complete a sample state assessment for Language Arts and Mathematics for 5th graders. They read a writing prompt and complete a writing activity that follows, answer various types...
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Just the Facts

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Show your class how fascinating a text can be by asking them to focus on interesting facts they learned while reading. There are boxes for six facts as well as one large box where pupils can record the most important fact from their...
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Breaking News English: Apple Suing Samsung

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Why is Apple suing Samsung? Give your English language learners a bit of reading comprehension practice. First, they read the short passage provided, and then they complete 10 activities. There are true or false questions, matching...
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Fact V. Opinion

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use statements out of newpapers to distinguish between facts and opinions. They discuss these differences as well.
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The Star-Spangled Banner

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Get your kids moving as they learn about the history of the United States National Anthem. Scholars examine the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key, and the meaning behind The Star Spangled Banner as they listen to an 18-minute...
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Opinions and Supporting Facts: Writing Support

For Students 3rd - 5th
Young orators use a graphic organizer to uncover the structure of a persuasive argument. After reading a short paragraph, class members use the worksheet to identify the opinion and supporting facts offered in the paragraph.  They then...
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George Washingon: A Responsible Family Man?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young researchers travel back in time, using research to identify George Washington's skills as a national leader and family man. Pick and choose from these steps to get a solid outline for a lesson on primary sources and research....
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Fact Versus Opinion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young learners distinguish statements as fact or fiction. After exploring a newspaper, they determine the type of information it contains. They read editorial articles and discuss the differences between the editorial page and the front...