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Lesson 9: Opinion Speech – Researching


Writing an Opinion Piece Unit Plan - Grade 5 and Grade 6 | Lesson 9 | 60 minutes


A 60 minute lesson in which students will research evidence to include in an opinion speech about a topical issue.


Common Core State Standards alignment

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.7)

Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.9)

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.7)

Grade 6 > English Language Arts Standards > Writing > Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9)