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Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

 
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Writing An Opinion Based on Facts From a Text

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we learn how to start writing opinions by using facts from the story. We are laying the foundation for citing evidence from the story.

 
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Wiggle it, Just a Little Bit!

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 1: Sound Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 1: Sound Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can sound waves make Oobleck dance? This investigation will allow children to experience being a scientist while observing and predicting what happens while Oobleck sits on a Subwoofer. What type of sound will make it move about?

 
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How Do I Make A Closing Sentence

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Based On Research
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Based On Research
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Allow students practice with closing sentences to help them understand the connection between a closing and the details.

 
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I Need A Pet

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This is a fun lesson to allow students to try to convince their parents to buy them a pet of their choice.

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Identifying and Writing Opinions About Clouds Using Clue Words

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Comprehension Lessons
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What do clouds and opinions have in common? Come on and find out!

 
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Forming an Argument

1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
1st Grade Science » Unit: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Kathryn Yablonski
White Marsh, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

First graders sure do have opinions, right? Today, they write their opinion about which bird has the most unique way it helps its offspring survive.

 
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Persuasive Writing - "Who's the Best Parent?" - Part 1

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Did you say, "Who is the best animal parent?" Well guess what? We all have opinions about that! This lesson allows teachers to integrate ELA and science in a natural and purposeful way!

 
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Letters from Characters

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson really allows readers to show their comprehension of the characters' point of view.

 
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prince rupert
   

What's the Best Way to Help the Earth?

1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
1st Grade ELA » Unit: How Do We Help The Earth?
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we will read a text and combine those with the ideas we've already learned in our unit to write an opinion piece about what they think are the three most important ways to take care of the Earth.

 
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earth helpers
   

What Behavior Is Best?

1st Grade Science » Unit: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
1st Grade Science » Unit: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Have fun engaging students in a reflective writing activity about animal defense.

 
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Letter to the Lunch Ladies

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson really allows readers to express their opinion regarding an issue that affects them.

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Day 3 - Rude Giants

1st Grade ELA » Unit: A First Grade Reading Comprehension Unit on "Rude Giants"
1st Grade ELA » Unit: A First Grade Reading Comprehension Unit on "Rude Giants"
Valerie Gresser
Knoxville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Today we will revisit a portion of our story and retell it using temporal words.

 
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Which Plant Defense is Best

1st Grade Science » Unit: Plants
1st Grade Science » Unit: Plants
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Allow students to use their knowledge of plant parts to develop an opinion paragraph supporting their argument.

 
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file rose thorn
   

Persuasive Writing - "Who's the Best Parent?" - Part 2

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5: Animal Families
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Did someone say drawing? We LOVE to draw! In this lesson students will draw with a purpose in mind!

 
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Dress Code and Me

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
1st Grade ELA » Unit: Opinion Writing and Point of View
Regan Aymett
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Make learning relevant as students express their opinion about the school dress code.

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Common Core ELA
 
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