Opinion Writing | 4th Grade Lesson Plans | Unit 3


We all know that Opinion Writing can be so tricky, and often boring, to teach! But you want your students to dig deeper and learn more. After spending a year doing the boring stuff, I came up with this unit that is very interactive and works so much better! Included in this Opinion Writing Unit is more than enough material for you to teach everything your 4th graders need to know in a fun and exciting format. Let your students hold their very own debates and share what they’re opinionated about.


Included in this opinion writing unit:

  • 30 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans for Unit 3
  • Over 15 Interactive Notebook Pages included in the daily lesson plans
  • Writer’s Workshop Year at a Glance
  • Rubrics for Grading Student’s Work – All using standards-based grading
  • Debate Topics
  • List of Alternative Debate Topics
  • Management Ideas and Forms
  • Whole Group and Individual Class Lists {Specific to 4th Grade!}
  • Common Core Student Checklists {Specific to 4th Grade!}
  • And Additional Forms! {Also Specific to 4th Grade!}

These lessons (listed below) will perfectly integrate into any 4th-grade classroom! You do not need to buy all 7 units to implement Opinion Writing, Unit 3, into your Writer’s Workshop.

Units 1-7 for 4th Grade will soon be available in my store OR bundled!

Unit 1 – Back to School Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 2 – Narrative Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 3 – Opinion Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 4 – Writing on Demand in 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade
Unit 5 – Informative Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 6 – Poetry Writing in 4th Grade
Unit 7 – Writing a Novel in 4th Grade

I love this writing unit! There are awesome data tracking options that are aligned to the standards as well as student materials. The lessons are easy to understand and really well thought out. 
– Katie S.
Very thorough, with day-by-day plans that are easy to follow and provides results. Thank you!
– A O.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have before purchasing this item! I would be happy to talk with you about it! 

Want to know what I use in my own writing classroom? Click here to check out my favorite classroom writing resources

Check out my blog for more information, freebies, and my crazy life as a teacher! 

Kelly Anne 🙂

Opinion Writing Lesson Plans Included:

  • Pre Assessment
  • Why Share Opinions and Why Listen?
  • Using a Rubric to Improve Your Writing
  • Share Your Opinion of a Book
  • Write Your Opinion
  • Share Your Opinion
  • Using Facts to Support Your Opinion Lesson Plan
  • Multiple Debates to Practice Opinion Writing
  • Citing Your Facts
  • Starting Your Opinion Writing with a Lead
  • Writing a Powerful Conclusion
  • Practicing Your Debate Skills
  • Using a Counter-Argument in Your Writing
  • Using Powerful Language in Your Debates
  • Using Body Language and Voice in Your Writing and Debates
  • Opinion Writing Reflection
  • Post Assessment
  • Writing Celebration


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