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!