I am excited to share some opinion writing with you tonight! (I am also still giggling over a cup of coffee as I read through today’s writing pieces from Daily 5. I hope you can join me in a laugh or two!)
Our anchor chart was a powerful visual aide for my struggling writers. For many students, writing does not come naturally. They have to work at it. For these kiddos, knowing where they are going in their paper and how to get there is critical! I taught opinion writing in the same way I taught informational writing to my students – through lots and lots of modeling, great pieces of literature and read alouds, and TONS of oral writing and discussion!
Here is the writing chart we used as we started to learn about the structure of an opinion writing piece for our first grade classroom!