Opinion Writing Unit (Grades 3-5)
This unit provides topic ideas and resources for any opinion piece. You could use a text as a basis for the opinion piece or use this unit to simply kick off opinion writing in your classroom. The writing lessons do not need to be taught in the exact order. Also, some of the teaching points you could use as small group lessons if you find that only some of your students need the lesson.
How to Teach Opinion Writing (+ free download)
Opinion writing might be the most fun you’ll ever have when it comes to teaching writing. And if you’re feeling a little doubt about that, let me help you get started. Done the right way, opinion writing can pull out the passion and enthusiasm in your young writers and spark some serious debates. Teaching students how to form and support an opinion is not only an essential writing skill, it will serve them well throughout their life. Grab free lessons and resources while you're here!