Opinion Writing

This Opinion Writing activity & project also includes:

It's no secret that children can be very opinionated, but rather than fight against this natural tendency, embrace it with this primary grade writing project. After a shared reading of a children's book about persuasion, young learners walk through the writing process from brainstorming and planning to writing and editing, as they create persuasive letters on a topic of their choosing.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Add this project to your primary grade writing program
  • Create writing groups that allow children to support each other through the writing process
  • Adjust the pacing of this project to fit your class schedule and meet the needs of your learners
Classroom Considerations

  • The graphic organizers shown in this resource are not printer-friendly, but a quick Internet search will turn up printable versions for your students to use
  • While designed for first grade, this project can easily be adapted for use across the elementary grades
Pros

  • Includes photographs of student work that demonstrate each step in the persuasive writing process
  • A rubric is provided for assessing student writing
  • Offers a list of children's literature that model how to write persuasive letters
Cons

  • None