Opinion Writing

Some teachers have asked about opinion writing for little kids.  This is one of the Core Standards, but what does it look like?  In my mind, opinion writing can range from kids expressing opinions about favorite books, TV shows, movies, foods, stores, toys and people to kids writing letters to speak out about big issues to students writing reviews about video games, restaurants, and books.

I personally love to teach kids using mentor texts as springboards for ideas.  Here are some books that express opinions and might help young children express theirs.

I Like Books by Anthony Browne

My Grandma is Wonderful by Nick Butterworth

Teeth Are Not for Biting by Elizabeth Verdick

Words Are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick

The Peace Book by Todd Parr

It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

Grandpas Are for Finding Worms by Harriet Ziefert

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