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What’s Your Opinion?

January 12, 2022 | Rebekah Lowe

Second grade students are starting a new type of writing: Opinion Writing.  

The standard we are focusing on is:

2.W.1  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.  

Right now, students are given a prompt.  From that prompt, they come up with an opening sentence to share their opinion.  Then, they give three reasons (trying to include a word like because or also).  At the end, they write a concluding statement. 

On the first day, teachers walked through the process with students.  Then, students will try to do one on their own, asking a teacher for help if they need it.  Look at some of the student’s work so far!  They did a great job following the steps!



Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grades 2&3

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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