Sometimes you need some resources to help you stay afloat in class.
Thankfully I have several bloggy friends I can depend on if I'm in a pinch or there are no substitute lesson plans! One of those bloggy buddies is Nicole from Teaching With Style.
I think one the product of hers that I love to use the most is "In My Honest Opinion." Kids seem to confuse fact and opinion and this pack is a fantastic resource!
It gets them thinking about the differences between opinions and facts and has several writing activities practicing opinion.
Why does it keep me afloat? Because it's a great way to get those kiddos to understand opinion without making me pull my hair haha. It's hard to teach a lesson with opinion when they don't have that schema or true definition of what an opinion is. In comes Nicole to the rescue!
Nicole's pack has kids using the books they read or any book really, and finding parts in the book that are opinion. Love it!
Miss Nelson is Missing opinion...
There's even a cell phone craftivity. So appealing for kids!
Also, my pal Megan from I Teach, What's Your Super Power? is a lifesaver!
She has these editing posters that have such a cute background to it.
And it comes in mini-size too. Super easy to have on hand. If a kid forgets to do when revising, just send them to get the ring with the mini-posters on them, or even stash them in their group basket.
She had me at polka dot and chevron. *swoon*
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