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✔ You have students who are struggling with writing or are completely disinterested, which has you feeling inadequate.
✔ You have students make the same mistakes over and over again, and it's driving you a little mad.
✔ Differentiating your writing lesson sounds amazing, but you don't have the time or resources to pull it off.
Using mentor texts to teach opinion writing is the best! See below for my favorites!
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We begin writing opinion pieces in class next week, and I’m pumped! This is by far my favorite writing unit of the year.
I teach grades 4-6, so this is the point of the year where I really have to change gears between grades 4-5 and 6. In grades 4-5, we teach opinion writing. In this genre of writing, students choose one opinion, and write about that opinion using facts, definitions, and details to support it. In sixth grade, students start writing argumentative essays. In argumentative writing, students support their claim and address opposing claims as well.
Without further ado, here are my 10 favorite books to use while teaching about forming opinions during this writing unit:
9. The Great Kapok Tree