Writing Assignment Description
Students took a stand about whether it is better to live in an urban or rural community. They developed and supported their opinion to effectively persuade a reader.
How This Writing Can Be Useful
- Models quality organization for opinion writing with clear introduction, reasons, details, and a conclusion
- Uses figurative language, voice, and onomatopoeia to describe the author's reasons
- The writing sample includes two student pieces. These demonstrate how two students with opposing viewpoints can construct quality opinion essays that meet the standards
- The downloadable resources provide tools for scaffolding this project and promoting student quality (e.g. rubric, checklist, drafting template, etc.)