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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 22 :
22 ) Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. [W.3.1]

a. Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons. [W.3.1a]

b. Provide reasons that support the opinion. [W.3.1b]

c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons. [W.3.1c]

d. Provide a concluding statement or section. [W.3.1d]

[ELA2015] (4) 22 :
22 ) Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. [W.4.1]

a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose. [W.4.1a]

b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. [W.4.1b]

c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). [W.4.1c]

d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented. [W.4.1d]

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 4)
Title: OREO Cookies Can Be Very Persusaive
Description:

This learning activity will engage the students both visually and rhythmically by displaying examples of key terms used in an opinion essay.  The musical presentation uses the word "OREO" as a mnemonic device to help the students to recall the organizational structure of their paper. It demonstrates to the class the importance of forming good Opinions which are supported by logical >Reasons as well as specific Opinion.

This activity was created as a result of the GAP Resource Summit.




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