Opinion writing for upper elementary students. This opinion writing unit was designed to introduce upper grade students to the genre of opinion writing. It also walks students through writing their first opinion essay. Perfect for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Lots of great lessons and activities to teach opinion writing.
FREE Topic Sentences Activity! I wrote eight short paragraphs and taped them each to a bag. Then, groups went around the room and wrote topic sentences for each of the paragraphs. They put their sentences in the bags, and later we pulled them out and read the huge variety of topic sentences that they had written. It was a super successful lesson, and it connected well with our main idea reading skill, too!
Write an informational paragraph while creating a craft! Your third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students will love using this sandwich analogy to build a better paragraph. As they move through the writing process, kids write topic, detail, and concluding sentences on hamburger parts. They then create more parts for elaboration, word choice, and transitions. Expository writing has never been so much fun!