This SCRIPTED writing unit focuses on different issues relevant in the world and the United States. Students think deeply about the situations present and actively take a stance. Their stance is reflected in their thesis statement and further research is done to support it.
Included in this unit:
*Detailed script for each Teaching Point following a Balanced
*Teacher Examples of Most Teaching Points and Graphic
It is aligned to CC 4.W.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
a) Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an
organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to
support the writer’s purpose.
b) Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
c) Link opinions and reasons using words and phrases (e.g. for
instance, in order to, in addition.
d) Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion
Although this unit is geared towards 4th grade, the topics and issues presented through the unit may lend itself for use with older students.