Author:
Michelle Simpson
Subject:
Elementary Education, English Language Arts, Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson, Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Tags:
  • Brainstorming Ideas
  • Lesson Plan
  • Opinion Writing
  • Third Grade
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    Education Standards

    3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 2: Brainstorming Ideas

    3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 2: Brainstorming Ideas

    Overview

    Overview: Students will brainstorm and then choose a topic for their opinion paper. Students will then brainstorm a list of reasons that support their topic.

    Building Into W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. (I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.)

    W.3.1b: Provide reasons that support the opinion. (I can provide reasons that support the opinion.)

    Lesson 2: Brainstorming Ideas Lesson Plan

    Overview: Students will brainstorm and then choose a topic for their opinion paper. Students will then brainstorm a list of reasons that support their topic.

    Building Into W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. (I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.)

    W.3.1b: Provide reasons that support the opinion. (I can provide reasons that support the opinion.)

    Materials Needed:

    • Teacher Lesson Plan: Lesson 2: Choosing an Idea

    • Fact and Opinion Anchor Chart from Day 1

    • Chart paper and markers (for brainstorming audience)

    • Earrings by Judith Viorst

    • Writing Notebooks and pencils (Each Student)

    • List of partners for group work