The Chicago Tribune used one of their photos from another story (about a new Franciscan community being founded in Chicago) to illustrate an opinion piece about the Vatican move to reform a US organization for sisters. I strongly doubt that the Franciscans are as "stunned, sad, weary, worried" about the move as the article suggests. I know I'm not! (More on my Nunblog; romans8v29.blogspot)

The Chicago Tribune used one of their photos from another story (about a new Franciscan community being founded in Chicago) to illustrate an opinion piece about the Vatican move to reform a US organization for sisters. I strongly doubt that the Franciscans are as "stunned, sad, weary, worried" about the move as the article suggests. I know I'm not! (More on my Nunblog; romans8v29.blogspot)

How to write an effective Opinion Piece Bundle includes:-notes for students (What is an opinion piece?  How do we write an opinion piece?...)-work process sheets to help students organize their ideas-an example of an effective opinion piece (an effective tool for teaching)-a student self-evaluation and teacher evaluationWant to catch those 50% off deals?

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Welcome 2015 and....Opinion Writing (First Grade Wow)

Great way to organize student opinion writing- would be a great graphic organizer to help with brainstorming and organization.

When introducing how to write an opinion piece students should have these as examples.   4.W.1 Writing opinion pieces on topics. This is a creative and helpful way to help students start writing pieces. Some students have difficulties starting a writing piece where these sentence starters will help students to start brainstorming.

Opinion sentence starters- I would create a chart displaying these sentence starters for opinion writing pieces, then refer to these when modeling how to write an opinion piece. Students could use these to start their opinion writing piece.

Fantastic resource for transitional words and phrases  for OPINION WRITING  --- I "MUSTACHE" YOUR OPINION (AN OPINION WRITING UNIT)

I "Mustache" Your Opinion (An Opinion Writing Unit)

Fantastic resource for transitional words and phrases for OPINION WRITING --- I "MUSTACHE" YOUR OPINION (AN OPINION WRITING UNIT)

Graphic Organizers for Opinion Writing.  I am happy to share a few tips along with the graphic organizers I created to help get my students writing opinion pieces that showed me that my students, while not quite there yet, were fully capable of making it to the top of that mountain.

Paragraph Construction: Opinion Writing Graphic Organizer or any writing graphic organizer can help with constructing a paragraph correctly, but also allowing the student to express their own ideas clearly.

Jack and the Beanstalk writing .  Opinion piece, "would you climb the beanstalk?". Incorporate into fairytales and/or plant unit of study?!

Writing Prompt - Jack and the Beanstalk writing . Opinion piece, "would you climb the beanstalk? Incorporate into fairytales and/or plant unit of study?

How do you teach opinion writing? We focus on building each part of the opinion paragraph through oral language partner practice, games, and fun.  By scaffolding learning, we can focus and provide students with the resources they need to learn to write well-crafted opinion pieces.  Instructional Strategies • Cooperative Learning Activities • Sorts • Sentence Frames • Templates • Practice Sheets • Assessments • Checklist  A complete common core aligned resource to teach writing.

Writing an Opinion – How we do it in our classroom

How do you teach opinion writing? We focus on building each part of the opinion paragraph through oral language partner practice, games, and fun. By scaffolding learning, we can focus and students learn to write well-crafted opinion pieces.

Effective Endings for Opinion Writing Notebook Anchor Chart part of Opinion Writing Unit {My Opinion Matters!} Writing Notebook Anchor Charts, Anchor Charts for the Classroom, Rubric, and Checklists

Opinion Writing

Effective Endings for Opinion Writing Notebook Anchor Chart part of Opinion Writing Unit {My Opinion Matters!} Writing Notebook Anchor Charts, Anchor Charts for the Classroom, Rubric, and Checklists:

This Opinion Piece Handout called "Or" by The Teacher Next Door will help your students brainstorm and then organize ideas for an opinion piece/persuasive essay. The Opinion Piece Unit is loaded with 32 task cards, worksheets, a group project, homework, a game and more!

Opinion Piece - Persuasive Writing for 3rd - 6th Grade

This Opinion Piece Handout called "Or" by The Teacher Next Door will help your students brainstorm and then organize ideas for an opinion piece/persuasive essay.

Kindergarten Common Core Writing Unit 5 {Persuasive and Op

Opinion Writing Lessons for Kindergarten {Kinder Writing Workshop Unit 5}

If you need additional resources for opinion writing, I created a planning sheet and writing paper that can be used for any opinion piece throughout the school year!  Grab it below (for free)!  :) Hav

{Freebie} Versatile Opinion Planner and Writing Paper (Mrs. Heeren's Happenings)

These sentence starters/frames, graphic organizers, and publishing templates are the perfect tool to help your students master opinion writing. Included are two different sets. One set can be used to write an opinion piece about any topic/theme. The other set can be used to write an opinion piece about a favorite book. Great tool to use when teaching opinion writing during Writer's Workshop or with any writing instruction/program.

Opinion Writing Transitions Sentence Starters/Stems ANY Topic, Valentine's Day

Free Printable Graphic Organizers for Opinion Writing by Genia Connell

*Opinion writing template*Age suitability: Grades 5 - template provides a writing scaffold for students; while providing examples of sentence starters and ideas which positions the reader and the writer.

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