Opinion Piece Guided Writing/Differentiated

Opinion Piece Guided Writing/Differentiated

Home packet & Distance learning: Use this comprehensive and differentiated resource to teach persuasive writing/the opinion piece to your high school ESL/EFL/ELA students. This opinion text guided writing pack includes mentor textsexplicit instruction and guided writing activities. Therefore, it can be used as a differentiation tool to teach the structure of a persuasive essay/the opinion text in mixed-ability ESL classes or to help struggling writers in ESL/ELA or Special Education groups.

⭐What's included?

☑ The Opinion Text Guided writing resource (Student version for classroom and online use - a print-ready file and a copy compatible with Google Docs™)

☑ Teacher's Copy with planning/teaching guide (How to use this resource?) and answer key (only classroom use, no digital version).

☑ Opinion Text Lesson - Power Point Presentation to show in class

☑ Useful sentence starters cheat sheet

☑ Extra practice document containing planning sheets for students (only for classroom use.)

☑ Opinion text assessment rubric included



2021: Useful sentence starters cheat sheet included

2020: The student copy of the Opinion text booklet now is also compatible with Google Docs™. A Power Point Lesson has also been added.

2020: Mentor texts have been updated (improved), guided writing/activities accompanying explicit instruction slightly modified, updated Teacher's Copy

2019: entirely new design, differentiated activities, mentor texts for more support.


⭐This resource features:

◼️ Two persuasive essays/opinion text essays (text models/mentor texts)

◼️ A deconstructed step-by-step guide to how to write an introduction and formulate a clear position on an issue, how to write supporting paragraphs and a conclusion to persuade (purpose).

◼️ After teaching each component of a persuasive/opinion text, there is an activity that allows students to practice what students have learned.

◼️ Once all elements have been covered, there is a list of possible questions/issues students may take a position on. Then, they write their own persuasive essay/opinion text using the writing process: planning, drafting, correcting & revising and writing the final version of their essay.

◼️ The planning guide (How to Use This Resource?) also features an extra activity to prepare students for learning and some guidelines to using this activity pack.

◼️ Opinion text lesson - Power Point Presentation

◼️ The Useful Sentence Starters cheat sheet may be used for differentiation purposes.

◼️ Extra practice for planning phase (only classroom use)

◼️ Extra sheets for writing - writing template (editable instructions; only for classroom use)


⭐This resource is:

◼️ Ideal for teaching the structure of a persuasive essay/the opinion text.

◼️ Ideal for struggling learners; you may use the digital file to share it with students who need a computer for learning.

◼️ Differentiation tool (mentor texts, explicit teaching, guided activities)

◼️ A practical tool to prepare Grade 11 (Secondary 5) ESL students for the Ministerial Examination (Québec, CA).

⭐This resource conforms to the Progression of Learning in Québec (Canada), and it is a practical tool to prepare students for their Ministerial Examination. Ideal for Grade 11 learners (Secondary 5 students in Québec).

⭐It can be used in middle school or high school. The document might be used in a full semester or all year round as well. It depends how often you assign writing activities to your students. You can choose the pace and the amount of workload for your students.


This Opinion Text Guided Writing Pack is the latest version of the document I have used for years in mixed ability classrooms. I have always wanted to find a method that helps learners develop their ability of writing a well-structured and coherent opinion text. I consider that explicit modeling, guided writing practice, and frequent corrective feedback are the strategies that have helped my students become more proficient in writing. Therefore, this revamped version is the result of years of testing and improving this resource in an effort to create a comprehensive tool that significantly improves all my students' writing skills.

This resource is ideal for grade 8-11 students, however, it can be used below or above these grade levels. Check out the preview to be sure that this product is appropriate for your students.

⭐FILE DETAILS: Resources may be in a zip, PPT or a PDF file. Please make sure you can open these files. Pages are US Letter Paper Size format (8.5 x 11).

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Type de ressource:   Feuille de calcul, Guide d'étude, Trousse d'apprentissage, Imprimable, Cahier d'exercices, Préparation d'examen

Nombre de pages (diapositives) :   71 pages

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Numéro de produit :   21294

Niveaux :   Collège, Cinquième, Quatrième, Troisième, Lycée, Seconde, Première, Terminale
Matières :   Anglais, Ecriture

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