This W.4.1 4th 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 fourth grade, students must introduce the topic, state their opinion, and support the opinion with three supporting details, plus a conclusion.
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 or Making a Claim
Lesson 3- Providing Reasons with Facts and Details
Lesson 4- Linking Words and Transitions
Lesson 5- Introductions
Lesson 6- Strong Conclusions
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.4.1:
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
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