My awesome friend Jessica from Mrs. Stanford's Class is hosting the 2nd Magical Product Swap!
This time around I got paired up with the lovely Sandy from Ms. Fiorini's Stadium!
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g.,because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Also included in the unit are graphic organizers, writing pages, and posters. The lessons walk the kids through thinking about things they would want to change and why, finding facts and details, determining if the support if good or poor, and multiple opportunities to practice the skills learned. There is even a rubric included for grading student papers for report cards or other data collection requirements.
|Writing pages with dashed and non-dashed lines included.|
|Favorite Candy writing project|
|Here are the sheets for centers to use at the end of the unit. Kids read the directions and write a mini argument paper.|
My students just finished writing personal narratives (from Susan Moran) and they did a couple activities based on Click, Clack Moo (from Rachel Friedrich) when I was in Honolulu for a teacher conference. I had to call in sick last Thursday, so I had the sub start with the first lesson in Sandy's Persuasive Writing Unit that is based on Click, Clack Moo. The kids and the sub all loved it! The sub loved that there were detailed directions and the kids loved stating their opinions! In the lesson, the teacher reads the book (even though my kids had just heard it a week earlier, they didn't complain since it's so much fun!) then they talk about things that they would want to change in their lives (adding in come text-to-self connections!). The kids fill out a graphic organizer and brainstorm what they would change and why or how they would change it. I am excited about diving more into this unit when I return to school on Tuesday.
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