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This I Believe Assignment
This I Believe Essay
Essay: a good, solid draft by February 26 for meeting with Troy
Podcast: record over spring break and post to your wiki page by class time on March 12th
Following the model of NPR's "This I Believe" essays, as well as their
, you will create your own TIB essay about one of your writing territories. We will also be exploring the opinion/argument standards from the Common Core and integrating those elements into the criteria for evaluation, which we will determine together.
Remember -- "to essay" means to make an attempt, to test, to try, to practice.
So, feel free to take a risk with your writing and see where your This I Believe essay can take you!
TIB Rubric - Spring 2013.pdf
Synonyms for "persuade"
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5th Grade Opinion Writing from the CCSS
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g.,
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
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