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Now ask students to write a short paragraph that expresses how they felt about the cookie-passing exercise and why they felt that way. Give students 5-7 minutes to work on their paragraphs.
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Share: Invite a couple of children who have completed their planning sheet to share with the class. Remember writers that tomorrow we will be doing the important work of thinking about an audience for our letters. We will be thinking about just who we should convince to change their ways.
Fact or Opinion? Graphic Organizer Printouts
Next, ask each student to share his/her paragraph with the student from whom s/he received the bag of Oreos. Have them read their paragraphs aloud to each other and discuss the similarities and differences between their paragraphs.
Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizers – Saeger Middle
Connection: We have been writing letters to help convince people of our opinions. Earlier we made a list of things that we think would make a difference to our world. Today we are going to have a chance to take our opinion and try to convince other people that they can do some things that will make a difference to our Earth.
Teach: Show the students the Oreo shaped chart. Choose a topic to demonstrate such as “Everybody should use reusable bags when they go to the grocery story.”
Explain to the students that instead of reading a piece of literature this early in the school year, the class will work first on something more important — how to engage in responding.
Movie, Book or Song Review One way to get students interested in sharing their opinions is to have them write movie, book or song reviews. Start by modeling this in your classroom as a mini-lesson. Play a popular song one that the kids may already know. Next, share the 8775 Rave Reviews 8776 anchor chart to discuss the parts of a well-written review. Finally, as a class, guide your students through the graphic organizer as you write a review of the song you played for them.
Students state an opinion about a topic, provide a reason for their opinion, give an example supporting their opinion, and finally, restate their opinion.
– Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (., because , and , also ) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write the words plot summary and summarization on the board. Point to the words and explain to students that that is the kind of writing they just did. They simply summarized the events that occurred.