W.4.1c

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

 
14 Lesson(s)
   

Should Kids Have Cell Phones? Opinion Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Aspiring Authors!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Aspiring Authors!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Should kids carry cell phones? Students will get to decide as they compose a five paragraph opinion essay.

 
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Reflections (1)
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First Day of School: It is Great to be Kings and Queens of the Classroom!

4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Getting to know the new students and setting the classroom climate, expectations, and procedures.

 
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iPad App Debate: How to Write a Persuasive Essay

4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will learn how to compose a persuasive letter in preparation for tomorrow's culminating activity where they will compose a persuasive trying to convince me to pick their choice of iPad apps.

 
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Reflections (1)
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4th Grade ELA » Unit: Aspiring Authors!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The students will learn the elements of a great persuasive letter as they compose a letter to a prospective Mars astronaut persuading the astronaut to either carry out the mission or to rethink their decision about the mission.

 
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iPad App Debate: Persuasive Letter and Presentation

4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Convince me if you can! Students will write a letter trying to convince me that we should purchase the app that they think is best for our 4th grade class to use.

 
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Reflections (1)
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iPad App Debate: Research

4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
4th Grade ELA » Unit: First Week of School-Procedures, Writing, and iPad App Debate
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will research, write about, and present the PERFECT app for our 4th grade classroom to me, the teacher, in the hopes of convincing me to purchase that app.

 
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Reflections (1)
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The Whipping Boy - Opinion Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Whipping Boy
4th Grade ELA » Unit: The Whipping Boy
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The students will write a five paragraph essay to support their opinions on whether they agree or disagree with the use of shipping boys for royalty.

 
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Mars One Close Read - Opinion Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mars One Project
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Mars One Project
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Should we send people on a one way trip to Mars to colonize the planet? Students will get to decide as they from an opinion and write about the Mars One Project.

 
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Reflections (1)
mars
   

Native American Petroglyphs - Opinion Writing - Organizing Thoughts

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We are starting an opinion writing project today. We will organize our thoughts by creating a 4 square graphic organizer.

 
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Native American Petroglyphs - Opinion Writing Project

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Native American Tribes of Utah
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We read an article and watched a video clip with opposing opinions on the meaning of petroglypohs. Students will form an opinion and back their opinion with details from the text or video.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Tarzan: Opinion Writing

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Tarzan!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Tarzan!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will be writing opinion papers on whether the book, play, or movie version of Tarzan was best and why.

 
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Reflections (1)
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Writing as an Assessment 2

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Writing
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Developing Writing
Marquita Prinzing
Seattle, WA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Once students learn a standard and basic structure of nonfiction writing they can quickly produce an organized piece of nonfiction writing.

 
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Tarzan: The Book's Always Better...Or Is It?

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Tarzan!
4th Grade ELA » Unit: Tarzan!
Rebecca  Strebel
Ogden, UT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We will be taking a close look at the similarities and differences between the play, the book, and the movie versions of "Tarzan." We will also begin to write opinion papers about which form of the story we most preferred and why.

 
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Reflecting on Learning

4th Grade Science » Unit: Science Exploration Research Projects
4th Grade Science » Unit: Science Exploration Research Projects
Jillian Gates
Anchorage, AK
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will articulate the process of learning rather than the content theyu have learned.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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