Elementary ELA Leadership Network Allegan Area ESA January 23, 2012. Presented by: Pam Rickli ELA Consultant. Opinion Writing Units (MAISA ). Part One. Introductions. Please introduce yourself to a partner at your table
Presented by: Pam Rickli
Become familiar with the Common Core State Standard and text type of the unit
Interact with a Michigan-created Opinion/Argument Unit
1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant
and sufficient evidence.
2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately
through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details,
and well-structured event sequences.
10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Writing like an Investigative Reporter
It is recommended that immersion work take place during reading, a week or more prior to beginning the writing unit of focus. It is also suggested that text selection should include published reviews as well as student authored work.
On Chart Paper: Plan for your opinion/argument unit.