Energy

Lesson 14 - Opinion Writing - 3 Days

Objective

Write an opinion piece to convince community leaders to use a particular source of energy. 

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

You’ve been invited to a town meeting to convince community leaders to use a particular source of energy. 

To prepare for the meeting, write an opinion piece that includes: 

  • An opinion on which which energy source should be used 
  • Explanation of the strengths of the energy source
  • Explanation of any negatives of the energy source 

Vocabulary

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recommend     (v.)

to suggest that someone should do something

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Common Core Standards

  • SL.4.4 — Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

  • W.4.1 — Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information

  • W.4.1.a — Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.

  • W.4.1.b — Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

  • W.4.1.c — Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

  • W.4.8 — Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

  • W.4.9 — Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Spiral Standards

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L.4.1

L.4.1.c

L.4.2

L.4.6

SL.4.5

SL.4.6

W.4.10

W.4.4

W.4.5

W.4.6