Lesson Plan

Opinion Essay Quick Sketch

Students will outline an opinion essay by constructing single-sentence sketches of the several components.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to sketch an opinion essay outline and compare notes with a partner.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Review a mentor text, preferably a 32-page picture book, that that can be referred throughout the writing process with your class. A picture walk is a great review technique where you flip through the pages of a book while commenting on major points.
  • Share your Teacher Model Opinion Essay Sketch in a conversational tone by reading it from a hidden location. Place the model somewhere you can read it, but isn’t obvious to your students.
  • Ask your students to talk and turn with a partner and explain what they noticed about your recital.
  • Explain your speech was a quick sketch, or outline, in opinion essay format.