Reflection: Lesson Planning Inside or Out? Draft the Opinion Essay - (Lesson 2 of 3) - Section 2: Materials


The stars at the bottom of the draft page will be used for editing in the next lesson. I have 7 colored stars that correlate to grammar and writing checks. They include punctuation, spelling, grammar, handwriting, read to a friend, repeating words/sentences, and capitalization. I put these stars on the first page of the rough draft. When the kids are done, they'll edit in the next lesson and color in the stars at the bottom of the page as they check each item.

I have used this with 1st and 2nd graders over the years, taking the time to teach the skill as the year goes on. We start with capitalization and punctuation at the beginning of the year. As more grammar and writing skills are introduced throughout the year, they use more stars for editing.

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

Unit 11: Writing Opinion Essays
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: SWBAT draft an opinion essay with an introductory and concluding paragraph, using linking words to connect the supporting reasons and examples.

Big Idea: Write the rough draft to share your opinion!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Writing, 2nd Grade, narrative, editing, rough draft, opinion essay
  35 minutes
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