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Writing an opinion essay based on "It's Good to Get Your Hands Dirty"

Based on the text "It's Good to Get Your Hands Dirty", this lesson set guides students through the process of writing an opinion essay arguing that kids should play outside more.

Lessons

  • Support an argument using evidence

    In this lesson you will learn how to support an argument by finding text-based reasons that support your opinion.

  • Select reasons to support an opinion

    In this lesson you will learn how to focus on your audience by narrowing the list of text-based reasons that support your opinion.

  • Find evidence to counter objections to your opinion

    In this lesson you will learn how to change a reader’s mind about objections by matching text-based evidence to specific objections.

  • Write an introduction to an opinion essay

    In this lesson you will learn how to write an introduction by stating an opinion and introducing supporting evidence.

  • Write the body of an opinion essay

    In this lesson you will learn how to write the body of an essay by organizing supporting evidence into sentences and paragraphs.

  • Write a conclusion for an opinion essay

    In this lesson you will learn how to write the conclusion of an essay by restating your opinion and summarizing the supporting evidence.

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