Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
How do I convince others to understand my side of the story? Second grade students conducted shared research activities and participated in a Socratic Seminar practicing the techniques of persuasive reasoning.
Students use critical thinking skills to detect faulty logic in arguments. Non-examples help students learn, too! They are able to detect faulty logic in arguments and avoid using faulty logic in their own opinion writing.