Q3, W1

TeacherLauren Griffin
Subject AreaELA/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #1
Unit of InstructionOpinion Writing Workshop Week
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.4.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose..

b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

LAFS.4.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

LAFS.4.W.2.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

LAFS.4.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  1. Students will introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
  2. Students will provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
  3. Students will link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). 
  4. Students will provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Classroom Activities

 

*Class review of OREO(Opinion, Reasons, Examples, Opinion)

*Review of opinion rubric

*Distribution of a copy of the opinion rubric to each student

*Review of transitions/linking words

*Distribution of a copy of transitions/linking words reference sheet to students

*Students will plan and write an opinion essay about the best part of their Winter Break.  They may also choose to write about whether or not they thought their Winter Break was fun. 

*Reading pros and cons articles for and against animals living in zoos

*Completing a t-chart of pros and cons with details from the articles

*Completing a class planning sheet

*Students will formulate their own opinions on the topic.

*Students will complete their own planning sheets.

*Students will begin writing their opinion essay on the following prompt: In your opinion, should animals live in zoos? Provide 3 reasons to support your opinion. Use details from the text(s) to strengthen your argument.

Assignments Due

Homework: Monday-Thursday, Read and Respond.

Spelling Test on Friday, January 11th.

  1. force
  2. motion
  3. inertia
  4. acceleration
  5. energy
  6. radio
  7. electromagnet
  8. electricity
  9. microwave
  10. nuclear
Additional Resources