W.K.1

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).

 


VOCABULARY
  • opinion
  • persuade
  • persuasive

  • topic
  • support
  • details

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD    
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  • Kindergarten children naturally and frequently express their opinions on many topics. Encourage their oral language by asking students to tell “why” and support their opinions with details.
  • Show-and-tell can be a valuable time for students to orally rehearse their opinions and support them with details.
  • Model examples of opinion and persuasive writing through the use of mentor texts. Some examples are: Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose, Earrings by Judith Viorst, and I Wanna Iguana by Karen Orloff.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this 
  • Do my students understand the difference between fact and opinion?
  • How do I teach my students to express his/her opinion?

 

LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to W.1.1 to see the progression of related skills.