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Opinion Writing - Persuasive Letter Writing

Opinion Writing - Persuasive Letter Writing


- Students will write a persuasive letter 

- Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

- 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.

- Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

- Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases

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

- With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. 

During this unit, students will learn the process of writing an opinion.  Students will focus on answering the essential question, "What things in my life can I fix?"  Students will pick a topic, create an opinionated thesis statement, and write a persuasive letter to make a different in their life and hopefully those around them.  


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Opinion Writing - Persuasive Letter Unit Introduction

Watch before you begin unit!

Opinion Writing Directions & Sequence of Events!

Hi Class!

I hope you're excited for this series of 7 flipped lessons on creating a persuasive letter!  Our overarching question for this assignment is, "What things in my fix can I fix?"  Through this persuasive letter, I'm hoping you can improve something meaningful to you.  We have an opportunity to do this respectfully and responsibly. Lets get started!

Click here to see the Opinion Writing - Persuasive Letter Unit  

Remember, its extremely important to complete your work in the following order:

1.  Before beginning day 1, watch my Intro Video!

2.  Begin each day by watching my Daily Intro Video

3.  Watch the LearnZillion Instructional Video (Sign into your account!)

4.  Keep Notes! (See how here)

5. Complete Daily Reflection - Access your reflection via Google Classroom.  You can use the doc, type, or both.  Be creative with how you show me your learning!  I want to see your imaginations come alive as you reflected!  For example, Explain Everything would allow you to combine text, pictures, visual aids, and your voice to explain what you learned.

6.  If you have trouble at home, remember I have Office Hours from 7-7:30pm!  Meet me on Hangout! 

6. Come to class read to discuss and get to work collaboratively.  I won't be talking AT YOU.  We'll be spending our class time working TOGETHER. 

Mr. C's Daily Introduction Videos

Mr. C's Daily Introduction Videos

Persuasive Letter Writing Schedule

Mentor Letter - Annie's Persuasive Letter


Source: Linda Hoyt

Persuasive Letter Writing - LearnZillion Slideshow

Source: LearnZillion