Use these paired passages with a highly engaging writing prompt to keep students engaged during your dreaded writing block! Students will read the two sources and the writing prompt, plan out their essay, and write a four- or five-paragraph essay about their opinion on the topic.
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This Paired Passages Opinion Writing Prompt Includes:
- Text Source #1
- Text Source #2
- Writing Prompt: Should Parents Monitor Their Child’s Cell Phone?
- Planning Sheets
- Writing Paper
Spark a love of writing with this high-interest writing prompt. A great way to meet multiple standards with one activity.
- Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. -CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1
- Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. -CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1
- Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. -CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.9
- Individual Writing Practice
- Whole Group Instruction
- Partner Practice
- Substitute Plans
- Send Home as Practice
- ELA Work Stations or Centers
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I am the author of each text, I just used different author names so students could practice citing different names.
*This was designed to be perfect practice for state writing tests! Directly aligned with Florida’s FSA format, but probably similar to your state, too!
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