SO I (like most teachers) have been looking over, having professional development on, and learning about the Common Core Standards. They are being implemented fully (in Language Arts) this year here in AL and one major shift I see is the amount of focus placed on opinion writing!
Look at our standard for first grade:
W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure
Don't get me wrong, I have always taught about opinions. And my kids have written about their opinions. They have given a reason for their opinion.
But this standard seems to take it to the next level.
I needed to create a plan. Now I am not saying this is an all inclusive plan...but it is a start. And I have to say with 119 pages, it is pretty good. =)
I have been working on this for what seems like an eternity.
There are also three specific book related prompts:
Pigeon Wants a Puppy
Can I Have A Stegasaurus, Mom? Can I Please?
I Wanna Iguana
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