Reviews We Can Use!

Hello Friends! I hope everyone is doing absolutely fabulous! I hope everyone is staying warm! It was gorgeous outside in Atlanta on Monday, and now it is freezing!!! No wonder why I am sick!

This week we started working on writing our "Reviews" to share our opinions with the world! I absolutely love opinion writing in the classroom, and I always have so much fun teaching this unit! I don't have a set curriculum that I use to teach opinion writing, I usually just pull from different resources and teach as I go! :) I was super lucky and got to go see a model classroom last year. The teacher was in the middle of her opinion unit- I borrowed a lot of her ideas to use in my own classroom! Has anybody ever had this opportunity before? It's really amazing getting to watch other people teach; I wish that I was able to do that more often!

Anyway, this week to start our reviews we visited the website Kidz Vuz- has anybody ever been there before? If you haven't, you really need to check it out! Great way for kids to watch other kids share their opinions/reviews on kid friendly topics! We used this website to create some anchor charts and then came up with our own ideas for reviews!

My kiddos used this graphic organizer to make a list of things they felt strongly about and possible opinion writing topics. Click here or on the picture for this freebie!

After we came up with our list of topics, it was time to start organizing our thoughts! I made this quick graphic organizer so that my students could organize their own review, and the best part is, it matches perfectly with the 2nd Grade Common Core opinion standard! Seriously, nothing fancy- but it gets the job done and it's FREE for you!

Next week, we're going to use these graphic organizers and actually start writing our reviews! I'm so excited to read them! I hope these quick little resources help you in your classroom with your opinion writing!!
Make sure to check back for updates on our reviews!!

Happy Teaching, 

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