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This is great to teach kids how to cite evidence and give reasons in opinion writing 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.

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.

Text-Evidence Anchor Chart

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

Good Readers Show Evidence- bulletin board to encourage students to use evidence based terms to respond to their reading

Here is a list of 20 persuasive/opinion writing prompts that I let my students choose from. They are probably most appropriate for intermediate and middle school students.

Attention grabber for comparison essay sample While you can usually use a variety of attention grabbers for any essay assignment, let's look at some sample attention getters.

GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEME!  Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

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Great way to teach theme or main idea! Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

Poetry Lesson...  This would be a GREAT way for students to display a poem they have written - these would be beautiful hung on a Christmas poet-tree!

This would be a GREAT way for students to display a poem they have written - these would be beautiful hung on a Christmas poet-tree! (Also, several VISITING TEACHING ideas with this post.

content > english > writing + representing - author's purpose; persuasive writing

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

Teaching Kids to Go Back In the Text When Answering Comprehension Questions (Luckeyfrog's Lilypad)

would have to make it less childish for middle school students Six easy steps to answering reading comprehension questions by going back to the text and finding evidence. Perfect for test prep!

▶ Figurative Language in movies and commercials - YouTube

Figurative Language in movies and commercials. The student views the clip and learns different ways to use figurative language.

Teach inference without a book! Just love these Pixar Shorts and the kids do too

Teach inference without a book! Just love these Pixar Shorts and the kids do too - One Man Band.

Have I Got An Opinion For You! Books for teaching opinion writing

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.

Teaching Reading with Pictures

Teaching Reading with Pictures

Using Pictures to teach Key Reading Skills. Main Idea, Inferences, Story Elements, Cause/Effect, Fact Opinion. Fun idea that practices these skills quickly!

Step by step strategies for implementing a paragraph of the week program that will get your students writing great paragraphs in no time!  #paragraphoftheweek #paragraphwriting #writing

The Best Way to Get Your Students to Write Great Paragraphs

Writing good paragraphs is an essential skill, and one that takes time and effort to master. But it doesn’t have to be hard. Here is a time-tested method for getting your students to write better paragraphs.

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 eye opener for direct quote or citing text evidence

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

Books with Figurative Language

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

Wonderful figurative language video using pop music and movies!

Assignment Writing site from Essay Bureau available at low cost for students that helps them to complete their assignment easily.

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