Our Opinion Writing Plan will help students write paragraphs or multi-paragraph papers that take a position on a topic and support it with reasons and examples. As students develop proficiency, consider requiring students to make arguments that need to be supported with outside sources like text, video, and expert testimony.

If students are ready to write multiple paragraphs, simply copy a plan for each paragraph.

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We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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