Writing Opinions About Our Collections

 Our new unit is Opinion writing and in particular, "Writing Reviews". Students were invited to bring in a favorite personal collection of theirs and judge how they would rate them: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. They spent time judging all they have collected, thinking, "This is the best because..."  They are trying to convince others of their opinions.
A few days later, students visited tables with other children's collections and rated what they thought was the best and why.  It was a time when they learned that writers don't always share the same opinion. When people disagree, this leads writers to back up their opinion with reasons.

Comments

Wendy said…
It's so important for the 1st graders to learn how to express their opinions in writing. And this activity made the writing unit so fun!

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