Hispanic and African American Folktales

Lesson 17 - Opinion Writing - 2 Days

Objective

Write a paragraph stating which folktale is your favorite and why.

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

In the first half of the unit you read four different folktales. Which folktale was your favorite? Support your opinion with at least three reasons.

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Common Core Standards

  • L.3.1 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

  • L.3.2 — Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  • W.3.1 — Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

  • W.3.1.a — Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

  • W.3.1.b — Provide reasons that support the opinion.

Spiral Standards

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W.3.10

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