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1st Grade Opinion Writing
Reading is Fun

Assignment: This writing lesson integrates technology into the Common Core Writing Standard for opinion writing for first grade. Students provide reasons why reading is fun. Students practice writing sentences using proper capitalization and punctuation. Students may search for clipart, and then insert and size their clipart. Students format the text using a larger font size and print and / save their work.

Grade 1 +

Finished Example - Reading is Fun

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.

Common Core Opinion Writing

Teaching Tips:

  • Model and explain each step to students. Be prepared to provide assistance and repetition as necessary. Work towards developing increased proficency, independence and mastery.
  • Have students change to a larger font size before beginning writing. You can teach students how to select text and then increase the font size later as they gain word processing proficiency.
  • Teach the students how to use the "Backspace" and "Undo" buttons to fix mistakes.
  • Remind students to press the print button only once.