Upper Elementary
English Language Arts

Opinion Writing for Fifth Grade

Resources for fifth grade opinion unit. I really love the OREO opinion writing graphic organizers and my students love it even more!
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Opinion Writing for Fifth Grade
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    Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

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    Ashley McGrath says:
    Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development is widely discussed, but I like to think about when I choose writing topics for my students. I often think about their development and how it will affect their writing. Reading about moral development helps me think about how my students form their opinions and how it influences their writing as a whole.
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    This would be a great video to show your students if they are using the OREO graphic organizer! My students love to see videos made by kids rather than adults.
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    Don't forget about the structure of writing! The video reminds us the necessary parts of 5th grade writing such as indentation, thesis statements, and proper structure. It's a fun video to change the pace of the classroom and remind students of what expectations we have for their writing beyond the content.
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    This graphic organizer is similar to the OREO graphic organizer, but the double stuff OREO gives two reasons and examples. I will usually use this organizer after my students have practiced writing later in the year.
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    This is my students' favorite graphic organizer. I use the basic OREO graphic organizer when I'm working with lower grades or when I really want my 5th graders to focus on vocabulary, linking words/transitions. Beware: students will expect to get an OREO after completing their organizer.
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    This presentation has great resources with graphic organizers, linking words, and topics. I particularly find the any resources with linking words helpful because I like to show my fifth graders different linking or transition words to vary their sentence structure.
  • Ashley McGrath says:
    This shows the Common Core Standards for 5th Grade Writing. I like to refer back to the page to make sure my lessons are on standard. I will often copy the standard onto my writing assignments so parents can see how this assignment is reflective of the Common Core Standards.
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