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What is an Opinion essay ?

tell how you About


a topic and give .
Examples

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 3


What is an Opinion essay ?

tell how you About FEEL


a topic and give REASONS .
Examples
a letter to the librarian asking for for magazines in the library

an essay about the reasons people should carpool to work

a book review that encourages people to read a specific book

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 3


Coming up with good
Opinion essay Ideas

Favorites I want… Taking a Stand

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 4, 5 and 25


Coming up with good
Opinion essay Ideas
Book: Movie: People High school
The One Beauty to take my shouldn’t use students should
and Only and the students on a disposable be required to
a puppy
Ivan Beast fieldtrip water bottles. volunteer.

Favorites I want… Taking a Stand

Teacher: Place to a house to go to the Our school library Adopt a pet


Mrs. Vacation: beach should have a from a kennel
cleaner instead of
Sears California larger selection
of books. breeding.

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 4, 5 and 25


Writing a
Strong Opinion
Weak Opinion Strong Opinion
It’s fun for kids to have
pets.

You should practice your


math facts.

The World According to


Humphrey is a good book.

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 7 & 26


Writing a
Strong Opinion
Weak Opinion Strong Opinion
It’s fun for kids to have Every child needs a pet!
pets.

You should practice your If you want to become a better


math facts. mathematician, you must practice
your math facts every single day.

The World According to The World According to Humphrey


Humphrey is a good book. is the greatest book ever and a must
read book for every third grader!

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 7 & 26


Supporting your opinion with
Reasons & Examples
Opinion:
1
2 Reason #1 Examples
.

3 Reason #2 Examples

4 Reason #3 Examples

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Supporting your opinion with
Reasons & Examples
Opinion: The school cafeteria needs to serve Chipotle for lunch.
1
2 Reason #1 Examples
Chipotle has healthy
options that will give
teachers and students
energy.
3 Reason #2 Examples
Our cafeteria needs
more variety.

4 Reason #3 Examples
Having Chipotle as an
option will make lunches
easier for parents.
5

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 8, 15, 16, 18 & 33


Supporting your opinion with
Reasons & Examples
Opinion: The school cafeteria needs to serve Chipotle for lunch.
1
2 Reason #1 Examples
Chipotle has healthy You can get grilled chicken, fresh vegetables and brown rice.
options that will give
teachers and students
energy.
3 Reason #2 Examples
Our cafeteria needs The cafeteria currently serves pizza, grilled cheese and spaghetti
more variety. every single week. Chipotle has lots of options. They have chicken and
beef. They have tacos, quesadillas, burritos and bowls.

4 Reason #3 Examples
Having Chipotle as an More students will choose to eat the school lunch. Parents will
option will make lunches not have to worry about buying lunch items at the grocery
easier for parents. store, packing lunches or delivering forgotten lunch.
5

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 8, 15, 16, 18 & 33


Lead & Introduction

Lead Opinion No
Hook readers You need a strong Reasons
with something and clear opinion Save them for the
interesting. statement. body of your
essay! If you give
story We need… too much of your
fact Students must… argument away in
question Everyone should… the introduction,
Sound We have to… they have no
quote reason to keep
reading.
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Consider your Audience
Who are you writing to?
Who are you trying to convince?
Opinion Audience: Audience: Friend
Adult
I need to start earning
an allowance.

Our class needs to take a


fieldtrip to the zoo.

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 13 & 32


Consider your Audience
Who are you writing to?
Who are you trying to convince?
Opinion Audience: Audience: Friend
Adult
I need to start earning I can use the money to buy I could buy video games. I
an allowance. books. Earning an allowance could go out for ice cream.
will help me to learn to be
responsible with money.

Our class needs to take a We can learn more about We won’t have to do
fieldtrip to the zoo. animals. The break will schoolwork. We can talk
make us more refreshed the entire time on the bus.
and ready to work hard.

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Opposing Opinion
Who would disagree with your opinion? Why?
How can you argue that they are wrong?
Opinion Opposing Reason
Opinion
Our cafeteria
needs to serve
Chipotle for
lunch.

Our family
desperately needs a
vacation to the
beach.

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 14 & 32.


Opposing Opinion
Who would disagree with your opinion? Why?
How can you argue that they are wrong?
Opinion Opposing Reason
Opinion
Our cafeteria Chipotle is a fast food Some people argue that Chipotle is just
needs to serve and not healthy for kids. fast food and not healthy. However,
Chipotle for Chipotle uses fresh ingredients to make
lunch. their food healthier than other fast food
restaurants.
Our family Vacations are too I can hear you saying, “A vacation is too
desperately needs a expensive. expensive!” Well it doesn’t have to be!
vacation to the We can bring our own food so that we
beach. don’t have to eat out. Plus, playing at the
beach is free!
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Topic & Concluding
Sentences
paragraphs start with a topic sentence and
end with a concluding sentence!
Paragraph Topic Sentence Concluding Sentence
Topic

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Topic & Concluding
Sentences
paragraphs start with a topic sentence and
end with a concluding sentence!
Paragraph Topic Sentence Concluding Sentence
Topic
Chipotle has variety. Unlike our cafeteria, Chipotle As you can see, serving
has tons of options! Chipotle in our cafeteria
would give students and
teachers more choice for
lunch.
Chipotle is a healthy. It is important for students Clearly, Chipotle has the
Lunch choice. and teachers to have a healthy options that students
healthy lunch to keep their and teachers need for lunch.
energy level high.

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 17 & 34


Word Choice
Make your words interesting!
The book was good. Having a dog would be A computer would help
fun. me do better in school.

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 18 & 35


Word Choice
Make your words interesting!
The book was good. Having a dog would be A computer would help
fun. me do better in school.

exciting enjoyable succeed


suspenseful entertaining grow
hilarious learn
a page-turner
a must read

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Transitions

Sentence Reasons
Starters

Examples Concluding

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Transitions

Sentence Reasons
First, To start, To begin
Starters with, Next, Another reason,
In my opinion, I think, I Most importantly, Finally,
feel, I believe One last reason

Examples Concluding
For example, For instance, In conclusion, As you can
Additionally, In fact see, To sum it up, To
summarize

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 19 & 35


Conclusion
Every opinion essay conclusion needs these things!

Restate the
Transitions Call to Action
Opinion

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Conclusion
Every opinion essay conclusion needs these things!

Restate the
Transitions Call to Action
Opinion

so
go talk to your School
in conclusion
principal today uniforms are
in addition
the answer!

Not So Wimpy Teacher: Lesson 20 & 36