This W.4.1 Opinion Writing unit includes lesson plans, writing prompts, writing papers, 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 supported details, plus a conclusion.
*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The graphic organizers, prompts, writing papers, and assessment pieces are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. Please keep in mind that the lesson plans are not digitized at this time, only the graphic organizers, writing prompts, writing papers, and assessments.
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.
1- Structure of an Opinion Piece
2- Stating an Opinion or Making a Claim
3- Providing Reasons with Facts and Details
4- Linking Words and Transitions
6- Strong Conclusions
7, 8, 9, and 10- Putting It All Together Writing Pieces
There are also…
–Writing Prompts for cyclical practice throughout the year
–Graphic organizers to use as needed
–Writing papers with primary lines and regular lines (3 options with picture sizes)
–Assessments (teacher and self)
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**Please keep in mind if you are buying multiple grade levels, the 3rd Grade Opinion Writing sets will have some similar or overlapping activities BUT the prompts, pictures, and topics will be completely different. Several of the activities are changed, too, but it follows a similar format.**
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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.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.