O- My Opinion
R1- Reason 1
R2- Reason 2
R3- Reason 3
After engaging in this experience as a whole class, students returned to their own writing to evaluate themselves as good Opinion Writers (not their writing).
If students were able to mark the 5 main parts, they received additional post-it tabs to mark examples.
Without even being told to do so, students began to see where they forgot their good Opinion Writer habits and began adding those parts as part of the revision process.
During the workshop, we paused to ask how many students found things to add, all hands shot up. We shared a few examples of additions students had made.
At the end, we reminded students that they should always go back and revise what they have written, by making sure they have all of the "good opinion writing parts."
Next, we move on to evidence language used by good opinion writers tomorrow. More to come...