Exploring Opinion Pieces Unit Plan – Grade 1 and Grade 2

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Exploring Opinion Pieces Unit Plan – Grade 1 and Grade 2

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8 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

This English unit has been designed to introduce the persuasive genre to younger students; specifically, the purpose, structure and language features of opinion pieces.

It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

 

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Understanding Point of View

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate point of view in relation to a situation or topic.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

For or Against?

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will investigate reasons for and against a situation or topic.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Opinion Piece Organizational Structure

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the basic organizational structure of opinion pieces.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Opinion Piece Language Features

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the language features of opinion pieces.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Strong Words Make Strong Opinions

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore how word choice can be used to strengthen an opinion.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Hey, Little Ant - Modeled Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will construct a simple opinion piece on a familiar topic.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

What Pet Should I Get? - Shared Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will construct a simple opinion piece on a familiar situation in pairs.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Eat Your Peas - Independent Writing

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently construct a simple opinion piece about a familiar situation.

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