Background for Teachers

To teach this lesson you will need an understanding of Writing Standard 1- Write opinion  (persuasion) pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. You will need knowledge about how to introduce the topic or text in writing, how to provide reasons to support the opinion, linking words and phrases, and providing concluding sections.

The following resource can help you teach this topic:

Book: Winter is the Warmest Season  by Lauren Stringer

YouTube Video: Winter is the Warmest Season, by Lauren Stringer

The teacher and class will track the author's writing technique. The students will complete an organizer as a prewriting activity and write an opinion piece based on the organizer.

 Persuasion Map or organizer of choice

The following resource is available to help the teacher and students understand copyright, fair use, and creative commons in the classroom. Copyright Rules



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