Fact and Opinion Unit Lesson 1: Form an Opinion

Complete lesson plan with suggestion to use the book Animal Touch by Kirsten Hall.  A link to a  printable .pdf of a student independent practice sheet is provided. Teacher uses think aloud strategy to introduce the concept of opinions. Students also have an opportunity to write opinions through guided and independent practice. You may need to register to use this site, but it is free.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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...
GLE 0501.3.3
Know and apply the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, evaluating, and publishing.
TSS.ELA.K.W.TTP.1
With prompting and support, use a combination of drawing, dictating, and/or writing to compose opinion pieces.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding
Differentiation suggestions: 

Remind students that it is okay to respectfully disagree with other people’s opinions. You may want to model appropriate language for this.

For struggling students, you may want to include a word bank of opinion words (silly, funny, interesting, etc.).

Helpful Hints

Necessary Materials:

  • Provided: Independent Practice Worksheet
  • Not Provided: Animal Touch by Kirsten Hall

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