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Stating an Opinion and Supporting with Reasons—Let's Practice

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Stating an Opinion and Supporting with Reasons—Let's Practice
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Let's practice stating an opinion and supporting it with reasons!

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Goopaw says get ready to practice... Stating an Opinion and Supporting With Reasons. Let's practice stating an opinion about each topic and using reasons to support our opinion. What is the best junk food? Pause the video to think of your opinion and three reasons to support your opinion. While your opinion may be different from someone else's you could have said... the best junk food is ice cream because there are so many different flavors..., it can cool you off on a hot day..., and you can find it at a lot of stores and restaurants. Let's practice another. Would you rather ride on a roller coaster or go on a water slide? Pause the video to think of your opinion and three reasons to support your opinion. Someone could have said... I would rather go on a roller coaster because you can go really fast... there are lots of big drops..., and you can go upside down. Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

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  1. COOKIES cuz IDK

    From Yeet boy, 3 months ago

Stating an Opinion and Supporting with Reasons—Let's Practice exercise

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  • Assist Goopaw in determining supporting reasons.

    Hints

    You express an opinion by sharing what you think. This person likes roller coasters. Why?

    Would someone want to go on a roller coaster if it bored them?

    There are three correct answer choices.

    Solution

    The correct answers are:

    It's fast.

    You can go upside down.

    There are lots of big drops.

    These are the reasons why someone might prefer riding on a roller coaster.

  • Identify the opinions and supporting reasons.

    Hints

    What part of the sentence provides reasons supporting the choice of ice cream as the best junk food?

    What part of the sentence tells us someone's personal choice for the best junk food?

    After an opinion you should state your reasons and include an example.

    Solution

    The opinions are in bold and the supporting reasons are in italics.

    The best junk food is ice cream because there are so many different flavors.

    The best junk food is ice cream because it can cool you off on a hot day.

    Pizza is the best because you can add pepperoni.

  • Which sentences state an opinion and give reasons?

    Hints

    Which statement expresses a personal preference about holidays?

    Does any sentence explain why someone likes a particular holiday?

    Solution

    The correct answers are:

    I like Halloween because of the costumes, candy, and spooky decorations.

    I think that holidays are the best because they bring joy to people around the world.

  • Determine the supporting reasons.

    Hints

    Consider the part of the sentence that starts with "because." This is where the supporting reason is given.

    Picture the activity described in the sentence. What makes it enjoyable or special?

    Solution

    The correct answers are:

    Winter is the best because I get to build snowmen.

    Beach activities make me happy due to the warm sun and sandy shores.

    Blooming flowers are my favorite because of the vibrant colors.

    Hiking through forests is tough because the mountains are so tall.

  • Help Goopaw spot the opinion statement.

    Hints

    Focus on sentences expressing personal preferences.

    Look for words that indicate the person's liking or disliking.

    Do any of the sentences include reasons?

    Solution

    The correct answer is: I prefer oranges because they are juicy, sweet, and easy to peel.

    Explanation:

    This statement is an opinion because it includes a reason along with examples.

  • Can you identify the supporting reasons?

    Hints

    Consider different hobbies and their characteristics.

    Think about why someone might enjoy a specific hobby.

    Which statement indicates a love for connecting with the natural world and learning about different species?

    Which statement describes collecting stamps as a fun hobby, especially in terms of learning about historical events?

    Solution

    Building new things is exciting because it allows you to see your ideas come to life.

    Exploring nature is one of my favorite activities because it lets me learn about different species.

    Playing musical instruments is enjoyable because it produces beautiful sounds.

    Collecting stamps is a fun hobby because it allows you to learn about historical events.