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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