Help students remember the structure of persuasive texts with this fun OREO® acronym.
OREO® Persuasive Writing Classroom Display
When teaching students the structure of persuasive writing, giving them an acronym or something to help them remember the correct structure is often a good idea. The acronym ‘OREO’ is popular – might be something to do with the yummy biscuit with the same name?!?!
OREO stands for Opinion, Reason, Example, and Opinion. This systematic framework helps students present their idea and supporting evidence in a structured way. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of each component:
- Opinion – This is where the writer presents their main argument or viewpoint.
- Reason – After stating the opinion, the writer provides an explanation or rationale to support their viewpoint.
- Example – Following the reason, the writer provides one or more criteria to illustrate further and reinforce the validity of their argument.
- Opinion – The final step in the OREO structure involves restating the argument with a stronger emphasis.
Benefits of Using OREO® Structure in Persuasive Writing
There are many benefits of using acronyms like the OREO acronym to help kids remember the structure for persuasive writing.
- Memorability – it’s easier to remember a structure when you’re thinking OREO.
- Logical flow – the OREO structure naturally guides students to present their ideas in a coherent sequence.
- Engagement – they’ll be far more engaged and interested in the structure of their writing with this fun acronym.
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Once you’ve downloaded the PDF, you can use this display in several ways. You may like to print the simple poster and display that poster on your persuasive writing display. Alternatively, cute OREO-shaped posters would sit nicely at the top of your whiteboard.
You may also like to print these smaller and have them visible on your students desks.