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Common Core: W.4.1
| by: Alysia Lutz

Lessonset 4th grade opinion writing: Writing a persuasive letter

Brainstorming topics and supporting reasons and drafting and revising a persuasive letter in the 4th grade.
  1. Brainstorm topics for writing opinion letters

    Brainstorm topics for writing opinion letters

    Common Core: W.4.1 | by: Alysia Lutz

    In this lesson you will learn how to brainstorm opinion essay topics by thinking about things that give you strong feelings.

  2. Write a thesis statement for an opinion letter

    Write a thesis statement for an opinion letter

    Common Core: W.4.1 | by: Alysia Lutz

    In this lesson you will learn how to write a thesis statement by checking to see that the thesis statement is an opinion supported by three reasons.

  3. Plan and organize a persuasive letter's structure

    Plan and organize a persuasive letter's structure

    Common Core: W.4.1b | by: Alysia Lutz

    In this lesson you will learn how to envision the structure of your opinion letter by using boxes and bullets to organize your evidence.

  4. Draft an opening paragraph for a persuasive letter

    Draft an opening paragraph for a persuasive letter

    Common Core: W.4.1a | by: Alysia Lutz

    In this lesson you will learn how to draft a strong opening paragraph by using a provocative question.

  5. Use supporting phrases in an opinion letter

    Use supporting phrases in an opinion letter

    Common Core: W.4.1c | by: Alysia Lutz

    In this lesson you will learn how to extend your topic and explain your opinion by using supporting phrases.

  6. Draft a concluding paragraph for a persuasive letter

    Draft a concluding paragraph for a persuasive letter

    Common Core: W.4.1d | by: Alysia Lutz

    In this lesson you will learn how to write a memorable closing paragraph by using a plea for action.

  7. Revise a persuasive letter draft

    Revise a persuasive letter draft

    Common Core: W.4.5 | by: Alysia Lutz

    In this lesson you will learn how to revise your opinion letter by asking, "Does this really get to the idea I'm writing about?"รน