Now that you have read “School Starts Too Early” and “Don’t Change!” and answered some questions about what you have read, create a plan for and write your opinion piece.
Before you write, be sure to:
• Think about ideas, facts, definitions, details, and other information and examples you want to use. • Think about how you will introduce your topic and what the main topic will be for each paragraph. • Develop your ideas clearly and use your own words, except when quoting directly from the passages. • Be sure to identify the passages by title or number when using details or facts directly from the passages.
Now write your opinion piece. Be sure to:
• Introduce your opinion. • Support your opinion with reasons and details from the passages. • Give your reasons and details in a clear order. • Use words, phrases, and clauses to connect your ideas. • Have a strong conclusion that supports your opinion. • Check your work for correct usage, grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.