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Toolbox: Opinion Writing

Opinion Writing




Autumn – Opinion Writing Sample

What is your favorite season and why? Write a piece describing and explaining your favorite season. This was a prompt that until recently I would have used for my students when we were working on expository writing. It required little in the way of research, we knew a lot about autumn living in the northeast. […]


Opinion Writing – Sample for Annotation & Analysis

With the advent of the CCSS, everyone is concerned about teaching Opinion Writing in response to text, to issues, situations, likes and dislikes. The underlying organizational structure of a well-crafted opinion piece has its foundation in expository/informative writing. It shares other characteristics with expository/informative writing as well. A strong opinion piece begins with an introduction […]