## Reflection: Online Resources What's your opinion? Final draft magic! - Section 3: Label New Learning

I like creating classroom materials that match directly what my students are doing in class, versus just handing the students some generic piece of "fancy" paper.  I think the students get much more excited about their work and take pride in their work when they're excited to have personalized materials.  For this reason, I created a specialized "final draft" paper for each of the people my students chose to write their opinion pieces about.  For example, I was writing my model about Alexander Graham Bell, so I've created a special Alexander Graham Bell final draft paper using clip art that highlights Alexander Graham Bell!

So, where did I get the clip art?  I did a simple search online and found a great website entitled: "Free Kids Clip Art by Phillip Martin"!  Here, I found all sorts of great clip art, including clip art for the various people my students were writing about!  All of the clip art here is created by Phillip Martin (a talented artist indeed!) and (here's the best part!), everything is FREE to teachers to use in their classrooms, materials, websites, etc. so long as you abide by Mr. Martin's guidelines!  Want to see this great resource yourself?  Check out Mr. Martin's work (and guidelines) here:

http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage.htm

Reflection: Using Online Resources to Create Classroom Materials
Online Resources: Reflection: Using Online Resources to Create Classroom Materials

# What's your opinion? Final draft magic!

Unit 12: Opinion Writing Unit
Lesson 4 of 4

## Big Idea: In this lesson, students will work on publishing the final drafts of their opinion writing pieces.

Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
30 minutes

### Sara Hesemann

##### Similar Lessons

###### Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties Assessment
3rd Grade Science » Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
Big Idea: Students will complete a unit assessment about temperature and changes to observable properties.
Favorites(3)
Resources(7)
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban

###### Being problem solvers
3rd Grade ELA » Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Big Idea: In the previous lesson, students learned how to identify if a text were written using the problem and solution structure. Today, students write their own passage using this structure and incorporating important key words.
Favorites(4)
Resources(13)
OH
Environment: Rural

###### Poetry: Writing Acrostic
3rd Grade ELA » Poetry Writing Unit
Big Idea: Understanding the elements of Acrostic poetry
Favorites(5)
Resources(10)
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban