Opinion writing was new to us this year so we wanted to work on a complete unit to help guide students through this unique style of writing. We started with a big, overarching question, how do we know what is true? Students discussed this in groups and we made connections to reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Critical thinkers are always evaluating content for truth.
Then we discussed the differences between fact and opinion through lots of books, modeling, and even a game. Here is the chart paper we completed with our students to help them recognize the differences...
You can download these free posters to use with your unit or download the complete opinion writing unit here.
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