Common Core Aligned Resources for W.3.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
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The Fable of Franny And Her Fabulous Fainting Goat
3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Mix the art of reading comprehension with the skill of telling time. Children in grades two and three will discuss the importance of goats throughout history based on the provided background information. They'll create cute goat clocks...
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
2nd - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
Take Five: Writing a Color-Coded Paragraph
K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Use a traffic light to model a very basic paragraph plan. The Go, or topic sentence, is written in green and expresses an opinion about the topic. Information that supports the opinion of the Go sentence is written in yellow and the...
What I want for Christmas in Five Paragraphs
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore persuasive writing during the Christmas season! Young writers generate a class list of reasons why their family members should give them certain Christmas gifts. They write a related five-paragraph persuasive piece following...
Lesson 3: Proving Facts and Forming Opinions
3rd CCSS: Designed
Time for Kids: Butterflies is used to model the process of determining if a text is based on fact or opinion. Children are taught how to skim for key words, and use headings or chapter names to locate proof of whether or not what they...
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - "The Fisherman and his Wife"
3rd CCSS: Designed
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of...
Teaching Tolerance: Accepting and Embracing Differences
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Since the attacks on September 11th, people have become less accepting of others that are different. By reading picture books that focus on teaching tolerance, learners learn how to accept and respect people's differences.
Water Pollution and Water Quality Assessment
3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Experiments are great ways to learn and explore new topics. Third graders discuss how some macroinvertebrates can live in polluted water, while others cannot. They head to the computer lab with guiding worksheets as they learn more about...