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Writing Lesson Plan 2

Konawaena Elementary School Grade 1

Date: April 2, 2015

Student Teacher: Jade Lomongo

Classroom Teacher: Amanda Gabaon
University Supervisor: Carol Fonseca
To write an opinion sentence
Students will
Define opinion
Identify opinions from given writing pieces
Share opinions on given question/prompt
Write opinion on given question/prompt
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or
name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and
provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when
appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.6 Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard
English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
GLO #1: Self-Directed Learner The ability to be responsible for ones own learning.
GLO #4: Quality Producer The ability to recognize and produce quality performances
and quality producers.
Hawaii State Teacher Standards:

Standard #1 Learner Development

Standard #2 Learning Differences


o Sentence Starter write a complete sentence about an opinion using starter sentences
(I know, I believe, I think, etc.)
Writing Journal
o Write an opinion sentence about a given question/prompt with a matching picture
Opinion Sentence
o With given line paper and question/prompt, write an opinion sentence

Writing Lesson Plan 2

Exit slip/ticket
o Each student will write one opinion sentence on a given question/prompt


Opinion Sentence Starter worksheet

Writing Paper
Writing Journal
Exit slip/ticket

1. Introduction
a. Review previous lesson about facts and opinion
b. Define opinion, share examples, look at opinion book
c. Ask whole-class question or give prompt, students then think of an opinion to share
with partner than to whole-class discussion
d. Share Opinion Sentence Starter on a poster
i. Students do worksheet
2. Developmental
a. Model how to develop an opinion using a sentence starter students share examples
b. Ask whole-class question or give prompt for students to think about first then write a
sentence with given writing paper
i. Remind sentence starters
ii. Writing time for opinion sentence
3. Concluding
a. Review and model opinion sentence
i. Give direction for Exit Slip/Ticket
Adaptations and Extensions:

Students have the option of writing in their journal. With a given question or prompt,
students must write a complete opinion sentence with a matching picture.
o Partners or team members may also ask each other questions or give prompts to one
For SPED students, provide additional one-on-one learning, worksheets for readiness, and
books at level.
For ELL students, resources in language and additional one-on-one learning if needed.

Management Considerations:

Give clear directions for student expectations:

Writing Lesson Plan 2

o What to do before coming to carpet for Writing (cleaning up desks, work back in
green folder, push in chairs, etc.)
o Ask whole-class question or give a prompt write on the whiteboard or poster
Giving enough time to share between partner and choosing from popsicles for
students to share to whole-class
o Leave poster of Sentence Starter on board as a prompt
o Stop in between activities if anyone has questions
o Allow students to share examples and model an opinion /complete sentence
o Constantly checking for active listening throughout lesson and activity
o Smooth transitions from desk to carpet and vice versa
Opinions still need to be defined and applied more often. I think the students are still not
fully understanding what an opinion is. Most of them do, but there are students who are a little
confused and that might just be because they were not active listening. I need to make sure
model at slower pace and give more examples. For the sentence starter worksheets, students
were able to write an opinion with the starters, however, they did not provide any details.