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Opinion Text Planning Template (Using OREO)

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PDF, Word | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Use the OREO persuasive writing frames to support your student's opinion writing skills.

OREO Persuasive Writing Frame – Opinion Writing for Beginners

OREO is a useful mnemonic device that can be used to help your writers remember the paragraph structure for persuasive or opinion writing tasks. 

Opinion: Students state their opinion on the topic.

Reason: Students give reason(s) to support their topic.

Evidence Students give evidence from the text to support their opinion.

Opinion: Finally, they restate their opinion as a conclusion.

Help your students plan, draft and revise their writing in a way that will help them develop their own unique voice – the OREO Persuasive Writing Frame! This simple writing frame is designed to be used with any text, either in a whole class or an individual setting.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For struggling readers, provide sentence frames to complete each section of the organizer.

Have advanced learners expand their writing with additional reasons and evidence.

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Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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