W.3.1 Opinion Writing



This W.3.1 third 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 3rd grade, students must introduce topic or text, state their opinion, supply one reason, and provide a sense of closure.
10 Lessons-
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.3.1:
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
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