Our last topic for writing has been ‘Opinion writing‘. The students learned to give their opinion and then state why they think that. We started simple. “I like… (ice cream) because… (it is sweet).” We then moved to more persuasive opinion writing to tie it into our unit (Sharing the Planet). The students learned to give their opinion with a valid argument. We shouldn’t… (cut down all the trees). If… (all the trees are cut down) then… (we will have no more paper).”
We have been having some very important discussions in our Sharing the Planet Unit.
What would happen if there was no more sun?
What animals are endangered and why?
Why do we need bees and sea otters?
What does an environment need to survive?
What do we need to survive?
What can we do to help take care of our environment?