In this graphic organizer activity, learners organize their thoughts for an opinion writing topic. Students use the organizer to list their topic, opinion about the topic, and supporting reasons.
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Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3
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...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
In My Opinion
Young writers craft letters to the government stating their opinion on different topics. They pick an environmental or ocean issue, research it, and craft their formal persuasive letter. Ensure your learners include supporting facts and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Final Analysis: Cause and Effect, Fact and Opinion
Middle schoolers read and review informational texts, analyze cause and effect, and distinguish fact from opinion. They assess a "one-minute mystery" you read aloud for cause and effect relationships. Resource includes complete set of...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Opinion Argument Writing Packet
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teaching Debate to ESL Students
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Good introductory paragraphs hook the reader’s attention, explain the purpose of the paper, express the writer’s opinion about the topic, and indicate the main arguments that the writer will use to support the opinion. Follow the script...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable