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Are you struggling to teach writing to your 3rd graders? Perhaps you just don’t know where to start. You’re constantly googling, ‘how do you teach writing to 3rd graders?’ or ‘how can I help my 3rd graders with writing?’ You’re tearing your hair out with frustration.

Maybe it’s because your school doesn’t provide you with a writing curriculum. So, you’re spending your precious evenings and weekends looking on Pinterest for lesson ideas. Or worse, a curriculum is provided…but it’s just downright terrible. You can’t make sense of it and your students hate it.

Perhaps your students just hate writing in general and roll their eyes at the thought of it.

Well, here’s the thing. Teaching writing ‘aint easy. In fact, it can be straight up tricky, I get it!

But don’t worry friend, I’ve got you covered.

Opinion Writing Unit | Terrific Writing Third Grade Curriculum Unit 2

INTRODUCING TERRIFIC WRITING

Terrific Writing is a comprehensive writing curriculum for Third Grade. This curriculum is standards based (to the common core) and genre based. But best of all, it’s actually easy to teach and engaging for students!

In this curriculum, your students will develop a love of writing. The graphic organizers, interactive notebooks, and final craft will engage students much more than a blank piece of paper. The final writing piece asks students to write about something they love that they have chosen! After all, students love to write about things that they are interested in.

Writing doesn’t have to be dull and students definitely shouldn’t hate writing!

In Unit 2 ‘Opinion Writing’, students learn how to write engaging opinion writing pieces.

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This  5 week  unit has EVERYTHING you need, because let’s be honest, teachers are time poor.

So, let’s get your evenings and weekends back, my friend! Take a break from lesson planning and searching for engaging materials. It’s all right here.

Are you ready? I’m going to share some of the awesome things about it!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS THIRD GRADE WRITING – Opinion Writing UNIT?

First up, there are a bunch of teacher docs. Unit contents, common core standards, and teacher directions? Check.

To begin, there’s some suggested mentor texts (with links to Amazon and YouTube). Also, a scope is included which shows the 25 lessons that feature in this unit and the third grade common core standards that are relevant.

opinion writing unit 3rd grade - mentor texts

Also, there is a unit at-a-glance calendar, as well as a table which tells you what materials you will need for each lesson. Basically, I’ve tried to make this unit super easy to implement. It has everything you need!

opinion writing unit 3rd grade - scope

Next, there’s some suggested lesson times. To clarify, it doesn’t matter how long your writing block is, this unit can be adapted to suit it!

A lot of teachers struggle with finding the time to teach writing. If this is you, you’re not alone!

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Then, there’s the 25 scripted (and step-by-step) lesson plans. The lessons follow a simple format of mini lesson, think and share, and independent writing time. There’s a lesson focus to guide you and all of the required materials are listed with numbers. For example, you’ll know exactly which posters and printables you need.

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Subsequently, there’s a video that comes with this unit. This will help you organize and implement everything.

Wondering how to assess your student’s writing? Don’t sweat it!

There’s an assessment document for this unit too. It includes a rubric to help you grade your student’s writing.

However, I’m not just throwing you to the sharks here! Rubrics can sometimes be generic or difficult to decipher. That’s why I’ve made a comprehensive document with teacher directions, as well as elaborations and examples. Moreover, there’s a video to help you understand the rubric.

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OPinion Writing MENTOR TEXTS

I do give a list of suggested mentor texts that you can source, but in addition, I provide three original mentor texts for this unit! These come in PDF and PowerPoint versions (as well as color and black and white). You can print them in any size or just display them on an interactive whiteboard.

The great thing about these original mentor texts is that they include all of the features of opinion writing that are taught in the unit. For example, students will see examples of opinions, reasons, and a closing.

opinion writing unit 3rd grade - mentor texts

Opinion Writing POSTERS

This unit comes with 19 posters that you can reference to! Each lesson corresponds to them. Most importantly, they are great for giving writing ideas and reinforcing the opinion writing structure.

3rd grade opinion writing posters anchor charts

You can print them in color and laminate them. They are great for displaying in the classroom. However, you can also display these posters digitally (if you have limited printing options).

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OPinion Writing PRINTABLES

There are student workbook covers that you can print. There are three options, ‘My Writing Folder’, ‘My Writing Notebook’, and ‘My Writing Journal’. Your students can glue these covers onto their folders or books. The covers come in color and black and white (there are also boy and girl versions).

opinion writing unit third grade curriculum

Let’s now take a look at the writing prompts, worksheets, interactive notebooks and graphic organizers!

Hands On Printables

There are two interactive notebooks, as well as other cut and paste sorting activities. This way, learning is hands on and engaging!

opinion writing interactive notebooks

Graphic Organizers

There are a variety of graphic organizers to help students plan their opinion writing and organize their thoughts. For example, students complete this OREO graphic organizer.

opinion writing unit third grade curriculum - OREO graphic organizer

Prompts and Worksheets

There are many different writing prompts and worksheets to help students learn to write opinions and reasons. They write a book review and complete a prompt about their favorite movie. They also answer opinion prompt questions like ‘which is better?’ and ‘would you rather?’

This is the common core standard for opinion writing that is covered with these printables –

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

would you rather grade 3 opinion writing lesson ideas

The Final Writing Piece

After students have learnt about opinions and reasons, they begin to prepare for their final writing piece.

First, they plan their writing. Next lesson, they write an introduction. After that, they learn about linking words and paragraphing. Then, they add details and examples to their reasoning. Finally, they write a closing.

These are the common core standards for opinion writing that are covered with these printables –

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.A Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.B Provide reasons that support the opinion.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.C Use linking words and phrases (e.g.,  because ,  therefore ,  since ,  forexample ) to connect opinion and reasons.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1.D Provide a concluding statement or section.

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Writing Checklists

After students have written their first draft, they use two checklists to proofread their work. One checklist grades opinion writing structure and the other is a more generic checklist for grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

The students do a self check, peer check, and adult check.

third grade opinion writing assessment rubric

Writing Craft

The students create a writing craft for their final writing piece. It’s a flipbook, so they can add as many pages underneath as they need! This craft is great for a bulletin baord display.

They write about their favorite thing (that they own). This gives students the choice to write about anything they like (which keeps them far more engaged)!

opinion writing unit third grade curriculum - writing craft

I think it’s super imortant to have purposeful early finisher tasks and extension activities during writing lessons. Above all, we should be challenging our advanced writers. That’s why this unit also includes task cards for opinion writing.

opinion writing task cards - early finisher 3rd grade extension activities

Third Grade Writing – Opinion Writing

Here’s an overview, with some more information about the unit –

  • 25 step-by-step scripted lesson plans
  • 18 graphic organizers / worksheets
  • 2 interactive notebooks and 1 writing craft
  • 3 original mentor texts (PowerPoint versions and PDF in color and b&w)
  • 24 tasks cards extension activities (2 versions – b&w, color)
  • 1 assessment rubric

3rd grade opinion writing unit - third grade writing curriculum

Here’s everything else that’s included in this unit –

  • Video overview to help organize and implement the unit
  • List of common core standards that align with this unit
  • Teacher directions for the lesson plans
  • Suggestions for differentiation and lesson times
  • List of recommended mentor texts (with links)
  • Unit scope and at-a-glance calendar
  • Lesson materials list
  • Student book/folder cover (3 versions – journal, notebook, or folder)
  • 1 writing prompt pre-assessment
  • 3 lined pages (for first drafts and crafts)
  • 2 checklists
  • 1 set of compliment notes (2 versions – b&w, color)
  • 1 certificate (2 versions – b&w, color)
  • Teacher directions, examples, and elaborations for the rubric
  • Video with tips for using the rubric

Click  here to see a video that shows everything in the unit.

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33 Opinion Writing Prompts for 3rd Grade

An opinion is your personal way of feeling. It is not based on facts, but rooted in your own personal knowledge and beliefs. Your opinion can be shaped by your life experiences and those around you.

Opinions can change and evolve over time, or they can stay the same.

Everyone has their own opinion, and that makes life interesting! Sharing your opinion can help you find like-minded friends and help you learn even more.

In our opinion, writing can help you discover your own opinions and find out what means the most to you!

How to use these prompts:

There are so many ways to enjoy these writing prompts!

You can pick a random number and write as much as you can, or you can go down the list and write a prompt each day as a writing challenge.

You can set a timer or a fixed word count and let the words fly!

There is no wrong way to use these writing prompts, you just have to pick one and start writing.

The writing prompts:

  • What do you think an opinion is? Why do you think it is so hard to put into words?
  • How do you form an opinion? Is it formed quickly or slowly over time?
  • Can an opinion change over time? How does it change?
  • Answer the age-old question: in your opinion, which came first, the chicken or the egg?
  • What is your opinion on cartoons? Are they only for kids, or can adults enjoy them too?
  • In your opinion, what is the best superhero and why? What makes them special?
  • What, in your opinion, is the best food in the world? How is it prepared? When did you first have it?
  • Do you think it is necessary to go to college after high school? Why or why not?
  • What is your opinion on school sports? Should participation be required or not?
  • Do you think every student should have a computer provided to them? Why or why not?
  • Do you think students should get a vote on what is served in the cafeteria? Why or why not?
  • What is your opinion on school uniforms? How do you think they benefit or detract from the learning experience?
  • In your opinion, what is the best weather to live in? Do you prefer hot summers or snowy winters?
  • What’s the best theme park, and what informs your decision? Is it the rides, the food, the wait times?
  • In your opinion, what book should everyone read at least once? Share your opinion on the book as well.
  • What is the ultimate dessert in your opinion? How is it different from other desserts?
  • What is your favorite holiday besides Christmas? Rank your top5 favorite holidays and explain why, in your opinion, they are the best.
  • In your opinion, what movie should everyone see in their lifetime? Should they watch it with a friend or experience it alone?
  • What is the best vacation spot in your opinion? Be sure to include your vacation experience there as well.
  • What is your favorite type of exercise? Explain why you want others to try that exercise.
  • What genre of music, in your opinion, is the best? Why?
  • What is your favorite kind of ice cream and why? Have you tried your friend’s favorite flavors? Has it changed your opinion?
  • What is the most interesting animal in your opinion, and why?
  • What, in your opinion, is the best animal for a pet? Have you ever had this pet, or known someone that has? What makes them a great pet?
  • Would you rather live in a house or an apartment? Why?
  • What career seems most interesting to you? Is that what you want to be when you grow up?
  • In your opinion, is chess or checkers more enjoyable? Why?
  • What is, in your opinion, your favorite board game? Do you play by the rules or make up your own? Who is your favorite person to play with?
  • What is your opinion on video games? Should everyone play video games? Why or why not?
  • Do you think everyone has the responsibility to vote when they are old enough? Why or why not?
  • Do you think that homework should be required for students? Is it beneficial for students to have extra practice at home, or do they get enough learning time at school?
  • In your opinion, should virtual learning be offered to all students from now on? Or do you believe that every student should be learning in a classroom at school. Why?
  • In your opinion, do you think you should have dessert with every dinner? Would it be the same dessert or a different one? What do you think about ordering dessert first?

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Opinion Writing Unit THIRD GRADE

Grade Level: 3rd Grade

My third grade opinion writing unit includes 8 weeks of done-for-you writing lessons about how to write a strong opinion essay . This unit contains detailed lesson plans, mentor texts, anchor charts, student writing tasks, and rubrics –everything you need to be a capable, confident writing teacher with students who love to write.

Also available in the following bundles

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More about this resource

If teaching writing has ever made you cry, weep, tear out your hair, question your existence, or binge-watch reality television—because it’s just that frustrating and overwhelming—this writing unit is perfect for you. 

If your students dread writing time more than meatloaf in the school cafeteria…this writing bundle is perfect for them, too. 

Teaching writing can be tough. Teachers tell me that their district-provided writing curriculum is:

  • too complicated

Or worse, they don’t have any curriculum at all. Yikes! 

But my third grade opinion writing unit makes teaching writing easy . It takes all the guesswork out of teaching writing and gives you the tools you need to teach engaging and effective writing lessons without breaking a sweat.

This resource is part of a money-saving writing writing bundle! Click HERE to see the bundle!

The ready-to-use lessons and activities in this opinion writing unit will teach your students h ow to use supporting facts, reasons, and examples, consider opposing viewpoints, write topic and concluding sentences, and structure paragraphs . And all you have to do is print and teach . The lesson plans are that simple. Seriously.

Student-friendly mentor texts make it easy to provide illustrative examples of new writing skills. You don’t have to waste your time and money hunting down just the right book.  Focused mini lessons and daily writing tasks simplify the writing process helping ALL students, even reluctant writers, experience success. Preprinted anchor charts make it easy to model new skills and engage in shared writing without wasting valuable time. 

And best of all, my opinion writing unit  makes writing fun  for  ALL  your students – from  reluctant writers  to  excited writers . The  Student Success Path  helps you identify where your students are on their writing journey and plan just-right lessons and  interventions .  Short, focused lessons  keep students engaged. Simple, direct writing tasks help kids develop confidence.  Conference materials,  including outlines and topic cards, you can use to guide small group discussion make it easy for you to  differentiate lessons.

Choice empowers students  to write about things they care about and makes them more invested in their writing. And that’s a big deal because  students who enjoy writing and get lots of practice perform better on standardized testing.

Plus, these materials are  easy-to-use . Everything is organized in folders to help you find just what you need. A  Quick Start Guide  makes it simple to get started and provides tips on how to prep materials for long-term use.

The 2-week  Starting Writing Workshop mini-unit  will help you start your writing instruction on the right foot. Detailed teacher directions show you exactly how to use all the resources and activities.

What’s Included:

  • Detailed teacher directions and suggestions for simple implementation
  • Unit-at-a-glance calendar for each unit
  • 7 exclusive videos walking you through how to get the most out of these writing units
  • 40 days of lesson plans that include guiding questions, materials, mini lessons, student work tasks, student share tasks, intervention, and several extension activities
  • 14 original mentor text passages
  • 24 opinion writing task cards (identifying whether a topic is an opinion)
  • 24 opinion writing prompts task cards
  • 11 teacher anchor charts (blank and filled in versions)
  • Student anchor charts and printable for writing notebooks
  • Conference and goal tracking forms
  • Writing grades tracking forms
  • List of 10 additional mentor text books (Remember, using them is optional, because I’ve included all the mentor texts you need) 
  • 6 different writing publishing papers
  • Student writing notebook cover and dividers
  • Teacher notebook covers and binder spines
  • Multiple ideas for author share celebration
  • DIGITAL writing notebooks on Google Slides
  • Conferencing Materials – Conference outlines, a sample conference, and topic cards you can use to guide your small-group conferences
  • Student Success Path – Identify where your students are on their writing journey
  • Starting Writing Workshop Bonus – Two weeks of writing lesson plans to help build stamina and set your students up for writing success

Skills Covered:

Students learn h ow to craft a strong opinion essay using supporting facts, reasons, and examples, topic and concluding sentences, and structured paragraphs. Lessons include:

  • Setting goals
  • What is an opinion essay?
  • Generating essay ideas
  • Writing strong opinion statements
  • Writing a lead
  • Supporting your opinion with reasons
  • Considering your audience
  • Consider opposing opinions
  • Supporting your opinion with examples
  • Topic and concluding sentences
  • Word choice
  • Transitions
  • Writing a conclusion
  • Generating deeper topics (research based)

How to Use it in the Classroom: 

A typical day of writing:.

I recommend you set aside thirty minutes for writing each day (or more if you have it). Check out the sample schedules below. Each day follows the same plan:

  • Mini-Lesson (8-10 minutes):  The day kicks off with a mini-lesson to teach a particular skill. The mini-lesson uses mentor text (remember, it’s included in the unit) and anchor charts. For the teacher version of the anchor charts, you can project and fill them out with the class, or print and display them in your classroom. The student versions are smaller so they can fill them out and keep them in their writing notebooks for reference.
  • Work Time (18-20 minutes) : Students will apply the skill they just learned into their writing each day. The included writing tasks make it crystal-clear what to do during independent writing time–for you and your students. By the end of the unit, they will have completed two full masterpieces and many other independent writings.
  • Share Time (2 minutes) : Students are encouraged to share a piece of their writing with a partner or with the entire class. This makes writing more meaningful to kids and holds them accountable.

Organization Made Easy:

  • The opinion writing unit is organized into multiple folders and files so it’s easy for you to find what you need.
  • A 40-day daily schedule so you know exactly what to teach each day.
  • Detailed daily lesson plans make teaching writing easy.

Differentiation:

There are many ways to differentiate writing assignments:

  • These daily writing prompts are intentionally short and sweet so that all students, even those below grade level, can feel successful. Most tasks can be completed in 1-2 sentences.
  • More advanced writers can write longer responses, or work on a second masterpiece if they finish early.
  • Students can complete fewer task cards or work with a partner; you can also provide support to students as they work on task cards.
  • The process for teaching writing includes group conferencing time. These groups should be based on ability so that you can individualize your instruction to meet the specific needs of the group.

Why you’ll love this writing unit: 

  • You’ll save hours of prepping and planning time. The daily lesson plans are easy to implement. All you have to do is print and teach. 
  • Mentor texts are included. You do not need to hunt down or purchase any additional books! (Unless you want to. Far be it from me to stand between a teacher and new books.) 
  • Digital anchor charts project onto your white board-so you don’t have to be Picasso or Renoir to anchor your kids in the lesson.
  • Pre-printed student anchor charts make it easy for students to follow along without having to write every word and draw complicated diagrams.
  • Digital student notebooks are perfect for 1:1 classrooms and a great way to save paper.
  • These lessons work for all students, even students below grade level.
  • Task cards incorporate movement, reinforce concepts, and make learning fun. Daily share time encourages students to take pride in their writing.
  • Direct writing instruction provides a solid foundation of writing skills that leads to increased test scores

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Informational Writing for Third Grade

Fiction Narrative for Third Grade

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Fourth Grade Writing Bundle

Fifth Grade Writing Bundle

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Frequently Asked

Yes. I also have personal narrative , informational essay , and fiction narrative writing units available.

This opinion writing unit is available for grade 3. I also have opinion writing units available for grades two , four , and five .

I prefer composition notebooks because they are sturdy and easy to use and store. But other teachers have used spiral bound notebooks or three-ring binders.

Yes. These writing lessons are based on Common Core standards.

The lessons for consecutive grade levels are very similar because the standards are similar. The biggest difference is that the reading level on the mentor text passages is modified to meet the specific grade level. Other differences include new examples in the lesson plans and anchor charts and new task cards. It is generally fine to use units that are one level above or below grade level. You might want to select the lower grade level to ensure that the mentor texts are easier for students to read.

Each unit includes eight weeks of materials. I recommend spending 30-45 on writing each day. The lesson takes 8-10 minutes and the rest of the time would be used for independent writing.

Students complete two masterpieces in each unit. But they may work on additional pieces if they finish daily assignments early.

My writing units are a standalone curriculum. They are not based on or aligned with any other curriculum. However, they are based on the writing standards. My curriculum is organized into units of study and formatted in the workshop model and hundreds of teachers have successfully used my writing units with their district provided curriculum.

My writing units are a standalone curriculum. They are not based on or aligned with any other curriculum. With that being said, I have hundreds of teachers who have chosen to use my units as a supplement to their Lucy curriculum because it is more manageable and engaging for students.

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Easy Ways to Introduce Opinion Writing

It sounds simple and straightforward, but the easiest way to begin an opinion writing unit is to teach your students to have opinions!

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There are several fun ways to teach your students to have opinions.

Incorporate Math

Graphing is a perfect skill to integrate with your writing standards. In this case, you can ask students their favorite (animal, sport, etc…) and graph the class results. Students can collect data and can write simple opinion statements.

Incorporate Reading

When you are teaching the author’s point of view, you can incorporate opinion writing!

It’s as simple as teaching your students to agree or disagree with the author’s opinion!

Learn more about teaching point of view here .

Would You Rather?

This is a fun game you can play and you can get your whole class moving. Begin by having your class line up in a central location. Have two designated places for students to move for choice A and B.

Then, pose questions. Based on their preference, they’ll move to side A or side B.

Would You Rather Questions:

  • Would you rather stub your toe or get a paper cut?
  • Travel on a sailboat or travel on an airplane?
  • Have extra recess or extra technology time?
  • Have pizza for lunch or nachos?
  • Play a board game with your family or watch a movie with your family?

Stumped on question ideas? Have your students each write one! Then, you can simply read them.

Opinion Statement Sort

After students have spent time learning what it means to have an opinion, you can move on to teaching them to write opinion statements .

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Once students have learned to write an opinion statement, they are ready to move on to writing an opinion paragraph.

O-R-E-O Paragraphs

3rd grade opinion essay samples

You’ve probably heard of O-R-E-O writing before, but if you haven’t, it’s a fun way to teach students how to write an opinion paragraph.

Students begin by writing their opinion statement (O), then give a reason (R), an example (E), and restate their opinion (O).

This is a very basic structure that you can use for introducing opinion writing. From there, you’ll want to teach your students how to write an opinion essay!

Check out my Opinion Piece Writing Units (Grades 2-5)! These come in both print and Google Slides formats!

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by: Jessica Kelmon | Updated: November 27, 2022

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In 3rd grade writing, there’s an emphasis on students’ nonfiction writing being both well-researched and well-organized. Your child’s teacher may introduce various methods to help kids organize their thoughts — from outlining to using Post-it notes and everything in between. These 3rd grade writing samples come from a class where the teacher has the kids use colored paper: pink paper for introductions, yellow paper for supporting reasons (backed by evidence ), and green paper for conclusions. There are a couple of key differences you may notice this year in terms of fundamental 3rd grade skills . For example, while second graders simply write straightforward introductory statements in their reports, third grade writing is supposed to have, “grabby,” or intriguing introductions to pique the reader’s interest. Read more about your third grader’s writing under the Common Core .

Third grade writing sample #1

Saving Water by Bella

In her report, Bella does a great job of writing a “grabby” introduction and making sure that her conclusion relates to her introduction.

Third grade writing sample #2

Saving Water by Cade

Notice how Cade includes details in his introduction. He also includes many supporting reasons, also called evidence from the text, in his report. Using evidence is an essential skill that continues to be a focus every year.

Third grade writing sample #3

Saving Water by Laura

Third graders are taught to emphasize the content and organization of their writing. Making edits to spelling and grammar are considered a final step — and aren’t quite as important as getting their ideas on paper. As you read Laura’s report, you may notice the spelling corrections (like the dark “c” in “faucet”) that she makes at the end, after concentrating on her introduction, supporting reasons, and conclusion.

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