Well, first we talk about fact and opinion in our reading-and review what it is.
After the students have a good understanding of what an opinion is, we can get started!
I love to ask them questions about books and characters in a story.
One of my favorites ways to incorporate opinion writing is to have them write a book review (and explain their thinking!)
Most of the time, they have an opinion about a book they read!
Another way I like them to write an opinion is to have them write about a character and character trait.
For example, I'm assuming you've all met my favorite friend.
If you haven't....well, meet SkippyJon Jones! (and where have you been?!!)
My favorite question (and this can also be a reader response! ;) to ask the kids is...Do you think SkippyJon Jones is imaginative?
Must of the kids answer yes right off the bat (and then we talk about proving it!), but there is always the possibility that someone could say no.
I think those types of questions are perfect-because there is no right or wrong answer. Plus, it gets a discussion going and I always enjoy that!
What sort of things do you do?
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