Reflection: Joy Should Kids Have Cell Phones? Opinion Writing - Section 2: Introducing the Topic


It is amazing to me the difference in the attitudes toward writing based on the topic we are writing about.  We use a basil reader in our district.  The stories each have a writing activity and the students DREAD those writing assignments each week.  I thought that by this time of the year the kids would be hating the four square writing as well, but they are actually loving it! They love to write about topics they are passionate about.  The key is to make sure the students are in the topic they are writing about.  The four square is becoming more automatic which is what we are hoping for.  We want the students to easily and quickly be able to write a five paragraph essay.

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Should Kids Have Cell Phones? Opinion Writing

Unit 15: Aspiring Authors!
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT form an opinion about whether kids should have cell phones and then compose a five paragraph essay backing up their opinion.

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

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English / Language Arts, Cell Phones, Writing, Persuasive Writing, Writing Process, opinion, opinion writing, essay, five paragraph essay
  75 minutes
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