Grades 4 & 5 Opinion Writing Supplemental Materials aligned to the Day 1 Materials



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Grades 4 & 5 Opinion Writing Supplemental Materials aligned to the

Day 1 Materials

  • These materials can be found online on AEMP’s website

Day 2 Materials

  • What is an Opinion?
  • An opinion is the way you think or feel about something.
  • I like to play basketball!
  • I think jump rope is fun!
  • My favorite game is dodgeball!
  • What is a Claim?
  • When you make a claim, you state an opinion, and support it with reasons or evidence.
  • I like to play basketball because I can use cool dribbling moves to move around other players!
  • I think jump rope is fun because my friends can jump with me!
  • Instructions that can be used to to teach students this Discussion Protocol
  • Food for Thought:
  • Would you try eating an insect that was prepared to be eaten?
  • Basketball is my favorite game to play at recess because I want to play basketball in college.
  • Jumping rope is my favorite thing to do at recess because I like jumping with my friends.
  • Dodgeball is my favorite game to play at recess because it is exciting!
  • You can agree or disagree
  • with someone else’s opinion.
  • “Would you be more willing to try eating a pizza that was cooked with insects you could see, or a muffin that was cooked with insects that you couldn’t see?”
  • “Would you be more willing to try eating a pizza that was cooked with insects you could see, or a muffin that was cooked with insects that you couldn’t see?”
  • Claim (Your Opinion)
  • State your claim: I think ______. I believe ________. In my opinion, ________.
  • Reasons:
  • Tell your reader why you believe your claim is true.
  • One reason I think ______ is because ______.
  • Another reason I think _____ is because ______.
  • The final reason I think _____ is because ______.
  • Restate your opinion: This is why I think ______.
  • Claim (Your Opinion)
  • Reasons:
  • Restate Your Opinion:
  • Samples of Sentence Starters students can use to support their talking and their writing
  • Samples of Classroom Resources that can be created to support Opinion Writing
  • Collected from Pinterest

Day 3 Materials

  • These materials can be used to support classroom implementation of this MELD CCSS Opinion Unit
  • Claim (Your Opinion)
  • State your claim: I think ______. I believe ________. In my opinion, ________.
  • Reasons:
  • Tell your reader why you believe your claim is true.
  • One reason I think ______ is because ______.
  • Another reason I think _____ is because ______.
  • The final reason I think _____ is because ______.
  • Restate your opinion: This is why I think ______.
  • Claim (Your Opinion)
  • Reasons:
  • Restate Your Opinion:
  • Samples of Classroom Resources that can be created to support Opinion Writing
  • Support Your Opinion
  • Claim: State your Opinion
  • Support your Opinion with Reasons
  • Reason 1:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Reason 2:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Reason 3:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Restate your Opinion
  • Claim: State your Opinion
  • Support your Opinion with Reasons
  • Reason 1:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Reason 2:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Reason 3:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Restate your Opinion

Day 4 Materials

  • These materials can be used to support classroom implementation of this MELD CCSS Opinion Unit
  • http://www.mhecommoncoretoolbox.com/close-reading-and-the-ccss-part-1.html
  • Samples of Classroom Resources that can be created to support Opinion Writing
  • Collected from Pinterest
  • Chocolate milk should be served in schools because it is both healthy and tasty!
  • Chocolate milk is healthy.
  • Chocolate milk provides vitamins and nutrients, for example: protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and calcium.
  • It also provides 1 of 3 servings of dairy needed per day.
  • It has the same essential nutrients as white milk.
  • Some children will drink more milk because of the great taste.
  • Children who drink flavored milk will meet more of their nutritional needs, do not consume more added sugar, calories, and fat, and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers.
  • When flavored milk is removed from school districts, milk consumption drops 35%.
  • Chocolate milk should be served in schools because it is delicious and nutritious!
  • This is a sample of what the small groups
  • should produce when asked to use the student’s notes to create a box and bullets graphic organizer.

Day 5 Materials

  • These materials can be used to support classroom implementation of this MELD CCSS Opinion Unit


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