Monday, January 18, 2016

Opinion Writing

In writer's workshop, 1st graders have been working on opinion writing. 1st graders have LOTS of opinions but we have learned that the best opinions are supported with reasons why. To practice our opinion writing, students first voted on their favorite season.

In these seasonal groups, students then worked together to brainstorm why they like that season. Many students loved summer for swimming, fall for Halloween, spring because the baseball season rolls around and winter for sledding. 

Group members working on reasons for why they love their season
Each group wrote their reasons on large chart paper and then presented their work to classmates and our friends in Mrs. Higgins's Class. Groups made sure to start by stating their opinion, giving multiple reasons and closing with their opinion. This helped us work on being good presenters and audience members.

We'd love you to leave us a comment with your favorite season and a reason why.

1 comment:

  1. Summer is the best season since the weather is perfect for doing some of my favorite activities. Summertime is the best time to go to the lake and wakeboard or read a book on the dock. During the summer months I love having tons of time to run outside and then jump right in a pool. Summer is definitely my favorite!