This is a fun linky for a lazy Saturday! We’ve been enjoying our freedom since yesterday and it is so nice to take it easy! The girls at Collaboration Cuties are hosting a linky for the next 4 weeks to showcase great Mentor Text across subject areas. This week is Literary Mentor Text and we’ve chosen to share a book/acvitity we did for Opinion Writing.
Opinion Writing was new for us in 1st grade this year. We searched for strong texts to use as models to teach our kiddos about this form of writing. One great book we found was A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. If you are not familiar with this book, it is a story about a principal who loves his school, teachers and students so much, he wants them to be at school more often. He instates school on weekends, holidays, and summers. One girls shares with him about how going to school is keeping her away from other important things. He is about to make another anouncement and the kids get worried about when else he will make them come to school. This is the point we stop reading and have our kiddos record their opinion about what the principal should do….most kiddos think the principal should stop making the kids go to school so much.
Here are two versions of the organizer to use with your kiddos so they can state their opinion. Select the version which would best fit your class.
Hope you have a chance to check out this book and enjoy it with your class!