Opinion Writing in Kindergarten Plus a Free File!

Opinion writing in kindergarten doesn’t have to be scary. Here is how I teach opinion writing in kindergarten, spirally. Plus a free writing sample for you!

Opinion Writing in Kindergarten

Teaching opinion writing in kindergarten can be so much fun… and simple! 

Our Writing Through the Year units introduce writing for a reason in our 4th unit of study.  In that unit, writers investigate persuasive texts. However, I like to teach opinion writing spirally. So with our opinion writing unit, we formatted it with the intention that the lessons should be integrated throughout the year instead of one lesson after another. As you know, kindergarteners grow leaps and bounds in their transcription skills, so I want to give them plenty of opportunities to express their opinion in writing throughout the year.

We start with a question. 

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Then, I lead students in a discussion and ask them to explain their opinion. I talk to students about opinion writing and introduce our opinion writing anchor charts. The anchor charts are included in our Opinion Writing unit

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I also provide students with the sentence starter to answer their question. 

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Finally, the writing begins!

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We love writing about our opinion throughout the year!

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We love SHARING about our opinion writing even more!

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Sharing can be done in a whole-group setting… and with partners! When I have a student share with the class, I make sure to point out that the student has made their opinion clear and given reasons why they have that opinion.

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With a variety of opinion writing prompts, you can easily have students practice opinion writing at various times throughout the year. 

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    Deedee Wills

    My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

    Hi, I'm DeedeE.

    My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
     

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    1. I love the helper chart the student is using. Do you have a link to that?

      1. Yes, it is listed independently. If you go to the bundle, you can see the individual files that make up the bundle. Then you can select the opinion module. 🙂

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