This W.2.1 second grade opinion writing unit includes lesson plans, writing prompts, writing papers, rubrics, graphic organizers, and assessments perfect for making your Opinion Writing unit a breeze. In second grade, students must introduce topic/text, state their opinion, supply one reason, and provide a sense of closure.
There are 10 lesson plans, which can be spread out over the course of 3 or 4 weeks. There are many activities within each lesson plans, which should take you about 2 or 3 days to complete each. The lesson plans are scaffolded to gradually teach the process of writing opinion pieces.
Lesson 1- Structure of an Opinion Piece
Lesson 2- Stating an Opinion
Lesson 3- Supplying a Reason
Lesson 4- Linking Words and Transitions
Lesson 5- Introducing Topics
Lesson 6- Strong Closures
Lesson 7, 8, 9, and 10- Putting It All Together Writing Pieces
There are also…
Writing Prompts for cyclical practice throughout the year [also in digital option]
Graphic organizers to use as needed [also in digital option]
Writing papers with primary lines and regular lines (3 options with picture sizes) [also in digital option]
Assessments (teacher and self) [also in digital option]
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This unit covers the Writing Common Core State Standard 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.
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