Exploring Opinions

In this new unit, students will explore a variety of opinion pieces like editorials, book reviews, and letters to the editor.  Students will be writing their own opinions on different topics. Each student’s goal in this unit is to:

  • Recognize the difference between fact and opinion
  • Present facts and opinions in a way that everyone understands
  • Listen and respond appropriately to the opinions of other students
  • Activate prior knowledge on a topic through brainstorming and developing mind maps
  • Accurately interpret point of views in a variety of texts
  • Communicate my message with complex sentences and strong verbs
  • Support my ideas using reliable information and research
  • Use an editing checklist to edit and proofread my writing to produce a published copy
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