W.2.1

Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

 
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What's Your Opinion - Which Dessert is the Best?

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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State the opinion, support it, restate the opinion - use good reasons, examples and linking words.

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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: "RICH" Literature and Information About Money!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: "RICH" Literature and Information About Money!
Miki Frace
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
 
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This book provides a "rich" opportunity to examine key details in a text

 
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Waldo says "Where's Writing?"

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Start 2nd grade off with Writing!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Start 2nd grade off with Writing!
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Writing is all around us! Look through the Waldo glasses at examples from school and use the 'writing process' to create a project about the types of writing!

 
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Faulty Logic: Overgeneralization

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Errors in Reasoning Examined
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Errors in Reasoning Examined
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use critical thinking skills to detect faulty logic in arguments. Non-examples help students learn, too!

 
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Researching Our Class Culture: Culmination of Countries

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: A World of Difference
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: A World of Difference
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can I communicate my experiences and share my knowledge?

 
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What Kinds of Jobs Do Scientists Do?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
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Does a scientist only work in a lab? Let's find out!

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Inside or Out? Organize Ideas For An Opinion Essay (Lesson 1 of 3)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Inside or Outside recess - Let's hear your opinion and how you support it!

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Authors Use Tools in a Writers' Workshop!

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Start 2nd grade off with Writing!
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Start 2nd grade off with Writing!
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Let's look at ways to use our new Writers' Workshop Journal and tools that will help us become authors!

 
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Introduction to Persuasion

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Techniques
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Techniques
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do you persuade someone to see it your way ? Students analyze a variety of methods convince others to believe their claim on a topic.

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Inside or Out? Draft the Opinion Essay - (Lesson 2 of 3)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Write the rough draft to share your opinion!

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Focus on Biography: “In My Opinion.” (Day 5 of 5)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Focus on Biography
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Focus on Biography
Miki Frace
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
 
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Why Is This Person Important?

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Mentor Text: Writing with Satire

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Mentor Texts
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Mentor Texts
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do students use mentor text to develop a writing style?

 
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Faulty Logic: Circular Reasoning

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Errors in Reasoning Examined
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Errors in Reasoning Examined
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Sections What is Self-Contradiction Duration: 20 minutes. In order to teach the Common Core writing standards of using reasoning to support opinions, I guide students to explore faulty logic. Faulty logic is an argument that l

 
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Inside or Out? Edit and Finalize Your Opinion Essay (Lesson 3 of 3)

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Opinion Essays
Andrea Praught
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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Edit, write a final draft to share your opinion about which is better: indoor or outdoor recess?

 
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Wilbur: To Be Smoked Ham or Not?

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Charlotte's Web: A Chapter Book Study
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Charlotte's Web: A Chapter Book Study
Maricela Rodriguez
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
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Keep Wilbur alive or turn him into smoked ham? This is the predicament Wilbur faces. I wonder what reasons the students will give to support their point of view?

 
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