This is a great lesson using the Empowering Writers' opinion cards. They are so quick and easy to pull out with any lesson that you want to have the students form an opinion. *I have attached the writing template below:)
If you do not have the cardstock set from EW, you can download the PDF directly from your HUB guide to print and use!
Our 2nd-grade students are working in section 6 of their Informational/Opinion guide. This lesson goes with Lesson 4: Exploring Opinions.
(If you are not a 2nd-grade teacher, you will still have this same lesson idea in your guide, just at an appropriate level for your students and you can easily adjust as needed!)
Using the book, What if Everybody Did That? and the "Make It Your Own" lesson template, the students were able to find an issue in the book that they wanted to explore more.
Make it your own... Community or school issues, as well as current events, may provide meaningful topics for opinion pieces and make children feel like they have a voice in decisions that affect their lives. Have children poll one another about their opinions on these issues and incorporate the results of the poll into an opinion piece. Research shows that students are more likely to follow classroom rules if they have had a voice in making the rules, so why not have your students write opinion pieces about appropriate classroom rules and consequences for failing to follow these rules.
The finished samples are super cute! AND.. look at those sentences!
REMEMBER: This book lends itself to many more lesson ideas that you can use in the coming days! Make it your own, and share your lesson with us all on my Facebook group Love to Write and Read All-Day!
I have attached the writing template below for you to use. (Nothing fancy, but ready to print!)