OPINION WRITING: This is the perfect ad to teach kids how to cite evidence and give reasons for opinion pieces in a really fun way! "I have evidence that my dad is an alien" is an Audi commercial that can lead to a great discussion about observations.
Wilson You might be able to use this for your persuasive writing topic. This is a great visual to teach opinion writing. I think I am going to use it with the prompt: What is the best way to eat an oreo cookie. Each student will then get an oreo as well.
Teaching Kids to Go Back In the Text When Answering Comprehension Questions (Luckeyfrog's Lilypad)
LA I love the book Hey Little Ant. I think it is a great way to start teaching opinion and persuasive writing. There are several worksheets that go along with this book and several activities I could do as well.
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citing evidence: 3 columns "Direct Quote," "Paraphrase," "Idea from my own Mind" .then discuss or write on which method best answers the question. should be good for direct quote or citing text evidence
Books that TEACH Figurative Language - These are books with a purpose of teaching kids about figurative language. Some are explicit, while others are just plain silly and would need a little explanation for some children. Almost all of these texts are s