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Copy of Opinion Writing

Teaching students how to write an opinion piece.
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Brittany Patrick

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Opinion Writing

An opinion is a message expressing a belief about something. Opinion Writing It tells the writer's opinion and why the reader should agree. It convinces the reader to take action. Choose a topic you know something about.

Choose a topic you are interested in.

Choose a topic you have strong opinions about. What topics make good opinion writing? Choose Your Opinion What's your favorite subject? Are pets easy to care for? Should students be allowed
to buy snacks at school? Do uniforms help with discipline? What is the best way to save for something you want? Which sports team
is best? Should recess be longer? Are there too many tests? Is homework helpful? Which season is best? Which is better:
a book or a movie? Are lunches at school healthy? Where is the best vacation?

3. Then, circle the three best reasons to write about. Brainstorm 2. In the outer circle, brainstorm a lot of reasons that support your opinion. 1. Write your topic in the middle circle. therefore Transition Words to Use Follow the acronym:
Opinion
Reasons (2-3)
Examples (2-3)
Opinion O.R.E.O. Watch the video and determine the O.R.E.O. Practice since because for example Ideas Rubric Common Core
Essential Standard W.3.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts,
supporting a point of view with reasons.
a. Introduce the topic or text they are writing
about, state an opinion, and create an
organizational structure that lists reasons.
b. Provide reasons that support the opinion.
c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because,
therefore, since, for example) to connect
opinion and reasons.
d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
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