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Lesson 19: Formulating an opinion statement and gathering reasons to support

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Students learn what an opinion statement is and begin gathering reasons to support an opinion statement.

Additional Materials:

  • Julian Text Access Document

  • The Stories Julian Tells teacher copy

  • The Stories Julian Tells student copies

  • Prewriting reasons chart - blank

  • Prewriting reasons chart - complete

  • Chart paper with the prewriting reason chart template, including ‘My Opinion’ line.

  • Students’ completed traits, motivations and contributions charts for Julian, father, and Huey from the previous lesson’s homework (teacher reference)

  • Conversation stems
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