W.2.1 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.1

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"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."

These lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Extra, Extra! Read All About It
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Extra, Extra! Read All About It
Students will learn to structure their written arguments as they create their own class paper full of opinion editorial pieces in this fun, real-world driven lesson. Step right up and write all about it!
1st grade
Math
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Here’s What I Think!
Here’s What I Think!
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Here’s What I Think!
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
2nd grade
Math
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
What do red envelopes, pomelos, and water narcissus flowers have in common? They all bring good fortune during the Chinese New Year! In this lesson, students will write about someone to whom they would like to grant good fortune.
2nd grade
Math
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
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Celebrating Black History Month with the Sounds of African-American Music: Jazz and Hip-Hop
What do like to groove to? Bebop or hip-hop? In this Black History Month lesson plan, students will listen to and learn about two music genres heavily influenced by African-Americans. Then they will write about which genre they prefer.
Kindergarten
Math
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So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
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So You Want to Be the Easter Bunny?
Have you ever wanted to be that magical rabbit who delivers chocolate eggs to children all over the world? In this fun Easter lesson plan, students will get to do just that, all while practicing their persuasive writing skills.
2nd grade
Math
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Fact or Opinion
Fact or Opinion
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Fact or Opinion
Help your ELs learn to understand and differentiate between fact and opinion through the analysis of nonfiction text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fact or Opinion: Part 1 lesson plan.
2nd grade
Math
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Soaking in the Good
Soaking in the Good
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Soaking in the Good
In this lesson, students will explore how sadness, loneliness, gratitude, connection, and love feel in their bodies. They will also learn about negativity bias and practice “soaking in the good” by savoring positive feelings.
2nd grade
Math
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Help the substitute teacher in your classroom! Planning for your class's substitute has never been easier than with this daily sub plan covering reading, writing, math, and social studies. Your sub can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Math
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
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Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
Math
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