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Rural-Urban Opinion

School: World of Inquiry-School #58

City/State: Rochester, NY

Grade(s): 2

Format(s): Essay

Subject(s): English Language Arts

Type(s): Argument/Opinion

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.)
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