Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist. Level B is their independent level. No more than 1 error per 10 words. Students tend to guess or memorize texts at this age level.
We started our opinion writing unit this week. My goal for this week was to have students learn to state an opinion using academic language.
We only focused using academic language with the opinion statement. State an Opinion Goal: Introduce opinion writing and the concept of stating an opinion and supplying reasons This was our first day working with opinion writing formally this year.
I did what I did last year to introduce opinion writing and we wrote about recess as a shared activity. Since we all go to recess and have that background knowledge, it was the best topic to do as a whole class the first time through. After doing the whole group brainstorming of activities students can do at recess, pairs went off to come up with their reasons.
We came back together to report out one or two reasons for each recess activity.
Then, students wrote a paragraph I use that term loosely here choosing one recess activity and giving reasons why they like it. My goal for this day was to introduce the concept and emphasize the need to state an opinion and supply reasons. Use sentence frames to state an opinion On day two, I introduced students to using sentence frames to state an opinion.
Since this was their first day working with the sentence frames, I kept it simple and stuck to these sentence frames.
I was a hard ball about it and required that students used these frames, at least for today. As I introduced the sentences to the class, I starred them with different colors and emphasized the level of difficulty. During the whole group practice, I had students sit knee to knee, meaning they were sitting criss-cross and their knees were touching.
I had one student ask the question and the other student answer the question using a sentence frame. I said it twice, so that the first student could get it and so that the second student had some thinking time. The first student repeated the prompt and the second student answered the question.
After answering, we came back whole group and I called on a few students, emphasizing the different sentence frames they chose to use. We did this with a few prompts, switching who was asking and answering the questions.
Partner Practice with Stating an Opinion After we had some whole group guided practice, students then did some partner practice.
To do this, I printed the prompt strips on one colored piece of paper and a the sentence frames on another colored piece of paper. Each student had to find a partner with the opposite kind of paper. The student with the prompt paper asked the question and student with the sentence frame paper responded.
After asking and answering, students switched papers and found a new partner. We did a few rounds of this then came back together whole group.
Individual Writing Since we had spend so much time on the whole group and partner practice today, I gave students an easy prompt: We did a quick web and I sent students off to write their opinion paragraph. I emphasized that they had to state their opinion using a sentence frame and give three reasons.
I think it might be a developmental issue with second graders or a language or poverty issue. Practice using sentence frames to state an opinion We were three days into our unit on opinion writing. Today, we again practiced stating an opinion using academic language. We practiced a little bit whole group, sitting knee-to-knee, but it was a quick practice.
I then had students go back to their table groups and play a board game. It was a very simple board game where they flipped over a card, gave their opinion using a sentence frame, rolled the die, and moved a marker. This just gave them one more way to practice.Fifth Grade Teacher.
Legend Elementary. Newark City Schools. Opinion Writing. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational.
3rd Grade English Language Arts Georgia Standards of Excellence (ELAGSE) Georgia Department of Education April 15, • Page 1 of 6. READING LITERARY (RL) READING INFORMATIONAL (RI). The school system seems to be demanding more and more of 3rd grade students.
I guess we have to give them what they want. This page has some reading worksheets and activites to help prepare your 3rd . 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.
Second Grade Writing Worksheets & Printables. Writing proficiency isn’t a skill that can be taught or memorized overnight. It requires repeated exposure, practice, and a little inspiration for writers of any age to find their groove. § Implementation of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts and Reading, Elementary, Adopted (a) The provisions of this section and §§ of this title shall be implemented by school districts.