Subject: ELA (English Language Arts)
Lesson Length: 45 mins
Topic: Opinion Writing
Grade Level: 5
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: Students will create a comic expressing an opinion with reasons to support the opinion.
Know Before You Start: Students will need some knowledge of opinion writing. This lesson is helpful in giving students practice organizing their thoughts for an opinion writing piece.
- Read and discuss the sample comic.
- What opinion is being presented?
- What reasons support this opinion?
- What other reasons could have been given?
- How was the comic organized to help the reader understand the point of view?
- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a five-panel comic to express and support an opinion.
- Have students brainstorm topics in which they have a strong opinion. They may have strong opinions about things such as favorite foods, mandatory school uniforms, or the best quarterback of all time.
- Panel 1: State the opinion.
- Panels 2-4: Provide reasons in support of the opinion.
- Panel 5: Summarize the opinion.
Share the opinion comics via a gallery walk or by projecting them for the class to view.
Discuss how strong reasons help others consider varying points of view on topics.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
Print the sample comic for students to take notes.
Provide sentence frames.
Use a graphic organizer for students to organize ideas.
- Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.