Soooo I'm breaking my own rules a little here. Workshop Wednesday will be open all month, and this month it is all about showcasing how to organize any of your workshops (reading, writing, and math)... but I really want to share how I'm getting opinion writing started in my classroom! So it won't be organizing writer's workshop as a whole, but I think you'll still like it. ;-)
1: I make sure the kids HAVE an opinion!
2: I give them the opportunity to share their opinions with others through discussion.
here for a freebie from her!) I pass these out as strips to a pair of students, and they have to tell which scenario they would rather do and WHY.
3: Our first opinion writing piece....... I start off small, and with a topic with which they are familiar...
here to download the organizer for free!) I included "transition" on the organizer because I want them to remember to include those phrases in their writing. (I love these transitional words anchor charts by Tracee Orman!)