Five sentence opinions are a powerful way to teach students how to construct an opinion/persuasive text.
Most students need a scaffold in-between brainstorming arguments to help them map out their text. Writing five sentences to outline each stage of the opinion, helps your students to successfully complete their arguments. They are perfect for helping students to write every part of the argument, and to help with pacing for set time durations in preparation for testing.
Use on your whiteboard as-is, or edit to suit your class/purpose.
- Opinion starters (six different sets of starters)
- OREO scaffold
- Editable versions of both
Red and blue, and blue lines included.
When students nail this process, they are ready to use these sentences as topic sentences for a more developed argument.