Primary Step-by-Step Opinion Writing

Primary Step-by-Step Opinion Writing


This opinion writing resource is a part of the year-long Step-by-Step Writing® Program for primary grades. This opinion writing unit is filled with engaging lessons (scripted), anchor charts, modeling, mentor text, interactive notebook pages, practice, task cards, graphic organizers, checklists, and rubrics necessary to teach and assess opinion writing.

Scaffolding through the writing process continues to be an effective and successful approach to teach writing. Every lesson builds upon the previous skill within one piece of writing. This provides students with a thorough understanding of how to put a quality piece of writing together. It helps even the most reluctant writers become ROCKSTAR WRITERS!

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★ Scripted Lesson Plans

★ Model Writing (Included for every mini lesson)

★ 5 Opinion Passages

★ Anchor Charts

★ DIFFERENTIATED Interactive Pages

★ Practice Printables

★ Task Cards (Great for centers or extra practice)

★ Original Mentor Text

★ Suggested Mentor Text List

★ Notebook Cover Page and Tab

★ Opinion Writing Checklist

★ Key Words and Phrases Lists (Introductions, Body, and Conclusions)

★ Common Core Opinion Elements Checklist

★ Writing Goals Form

★ Peer Reflection Form

★ Self-Reflection Form

★ Tracking Progress Form

★ Opinion Writing Rubric (3-point and 4-point)

★ Weekly Writing Guide for Students

★ Writing Prompt Cards


1. Opinion Elements

2. Prewriting- How to Brainstorm

3. Prewriting- Using Graphic Organizers

4. Writing an Introduction

5. Writing a Body (Power of 3, facts and details)

6. How to Strengthen Opinions

7. Writing a Conclusion

8. Strategies to Write a Rough Draft

9. How to Plan a Writing Goal

10. DARE to Revise (How to Delete, Add, Rearrange, Exchange)

11. How to Write a Rockin’ Beginning (Strong Leads)

12. Using Transition Words

13. Adding Key Words and Phrases

14. How to Write a Jammin’ Conclusion

15. How to Craft a Title

16. C.U.P.S. to Edit

17. Editing Capitalization

18. Editing Usage

19. Editing Punctuation

20. Editing Spelling

21. Rules for Peer Reflections

22. Writing a Final Copy


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