Lesson Plan

Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays

Do your students have strong opinions? This lesson, which features a bunch of fun essay-building exercises, provides an outlet for young writers to express their opinions.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write short essays that include opinions and reasons that support them.

Introduction

(15 minutes)
  • Distribute copies of the In My Opinion: Writing Guide worksheet.
  • Ask the students to help you develop a definition for the word opinion.
  • Have them write down the definition on page 1 of the worksheet and complete the following prompts on pages 1 and 2 on their own.
  • Have students take out paper and pencils. Each student will now use their planning from pages 1 and 2 to write a two-paragraph essay stating one of their opinions, with three supporting reasons.
  • At the end of page 3, students will follow the prompt to write a conclusion for their essay.