As a class, we talked about what we remembered about OPINION writing--and how good opinion has a clearly stated thesis statement, so students worked to craft quality first sentences that would state their opinion about their book. We did our drafting in our writer's notebooks and then did some peer revising and teacher editing. I had asked students to only write 3-5 sentences which kept them on topic AND made it easy for me to get to everyone for editing!
After they were all finished, I tore a paper snowhill out of bulletin board paper and hung our new friends above our lockers. The students had a blast...got some great writing practice...and I have a beautiful new display that can be up for a VERY long time!
Interested in the letters and the template? Here you go!
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