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Stating an Opinion and Supporting with Reasons
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1A CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1B

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"Thanks for the pizza Ernie! How did you know that crickets and moths are my favorite toppings!?" "And the crunch in the crust was just right! Your homemade pizza tastes WAY better because it's extra special!" "Oh golly Jane, that's nice of you to say!" But I didn't..." "I have to tell ALL of my followers how FANTASTIC this pizza was!" "DONE! Ready to hear my blog post about your pizza Ernie?" "Sure! I just hope it's not too cheesy..." "Ernie makes the best pizza, and I really enjoyed each and every slice. I love his pizza!" "Thanks Jane, but don't you think your followers might want to know WHY you liked my pizza?" Let's help Jane improve her blog post by learning about... Stating an Opinion and Supporting with Reasons. An opinion is a person's thoughts or views on something. When writing an opinion... first, state your opinion. Next, provide reasons that support your opinion based on the topic or text. Supporting your opinion with reasons is important because it gives the reader evidence that supports your view. AND it is as simple as asking yourself: why do I feel this way? Jane will use THIS graphic organizer to help list the reasons why she likes Ernie's pizza! Jane already wrote her opinion, which states the main idea, and her closing sentence. Let's help Jane add some reasons that support her opinion! The first reason Jane stated was that the pizza had her two favorite toppings: crickets and moths. Next, she said there was just the right amount of crunch in the crust... so we'll add that as her second reason HERE. Last, she explained that homemade pizza tastes better because it's extra special... so we'll list this as her last reason, before the closing sentence. With her opinion, reasons, and closing sentence completed... Jane can put all of them together into a small paragraph! While Jane adds the finishing touches, let's summarize. Remember,(...) When writing an opinion... first state your opinion. Next, provide reasons that support your opinion based on the topic or text. Supporting your opinion with reasons is important because it gives the reader evidence that supports your view. AND it is as simple as asking yourself: why do I feel this way? We can use a graphic organizer to help state our opinion, reasons, and closing sentence! "I've already got three hundred likes! My followers want to know your recipe,(...) this next post could break the internet!" "Sure thing Jane, start by turning the oven on." Ernie:]"Next, take the frozen pizza out of the box." "Then, put it in the oven... and just wait patiently!" "Ernie! You never told me I was eating a frozen pizza! I thought it was homemade!" "OH I forgot the most important step: (...) make sure to enjoy it after it's done cooking!" Ernie, could you PLEASE show me how you made my pizza?! I really want to know the secrets behind the best pizza I've ever had!" "Sure thing Jane, start by turning the oven on and walking to the freezer. Next, take the box out and open it to remove the frozen pizza. Use scissors VERY CAREFULLY to open and remove it from the plastic, set it on a pan, and put it in the oven. Set a timer for 15 minutes, and just wait patiently!" "Ernie! You never told me I was eating a frozen pizza! I thought you made it homemade!" "Whoops! Must've slipped my mind, (...) OH and I forgot the last step: make sure to enjoy it after it comes out of the oven!"