I was lesson planning with the teacher in the second grade class I talked about in the last post (she was introducing habitats to her students). She was looking for some ideas so I taught her a song I learned from a training and we worked out a foldable her students could do. I liked that she had them write full sentences in the top flap of the foldable and they had to pick and justify one of the habitat requirements.
Writing an Opinion – How we do it in our classroom
How do you teach opinion writing? We focus on building each part of the opinion paragraph through oral language partner practice, games, and fun. By scaffolding learning, we can focus and students learn to write well-crafted opinion pieces.