Writing an Opinion: Student Council

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A three-part assessment challenges scholars to write opinion essays covering the topic of the student council. After reading three passages, writers complete a chart, work with peers to complete a mini-research project, answer comprehension questions, and summarize texts. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If your school has a student council, invite members to speak to your class about their different roles 
  • Create homogenous groups—encrouage pupils to assist one another as needed
  • Provide highlighters for class members to use while reading to make responding to the text easier 
Classroom Considerations

  • The test booklet is 17 pages long 
  • The exam's duration may vary depending on how many parts and tasks you complete in one period 
Pros

  • Includes a planning exercise to guide writing 
  • Comes with an additional writing activity for early finishers 
  • A Teacher Guide provides thorough description and rubrics 
Cons

  • None