Fourth Unit of Writing- Persuasive / Opinion Essays

For our fourth writing unit, the 4th-grade students will be focusing on persuasive writing.
Students will be learning new writing strategies including boxes and bullets, multi-paragraph essays, thesis-driven writing, and several others. This unit will be closely connected to both our current reading and UOI units and use the art of advertisement as a lens for students to learn about persuasive writing.
Some of the Approaches to Learning we will focus on are:
-Using appropriate writing for different purposes and audiences.
-Making informed choices about our modes of communication
-Considering new perspectives
Throughout this unit, students will be writing several persuasive / opinion essay pieces from draft to publishing.
Students will be assessed using the opinion writing rubric found linked below.
Opinion Writing Rubric

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