First-grade students focused on opinion writing as part of the writing program in the lower school.
It is easy to have an opinion! The big question is how do you support it? The first graders have been writing reviews during Writing Workshop. Their writing has centered on using language that hooks the reader and is important to share in a review. During this process they discovered how to use a rating to express their opinions. Students chose a favorite restaurant, wrote a review and published their writing as a “Yelp Review” to make connections to the work real review writers do. One was even reposted by Jeni’s Ice Cream! Please enjoy these reviews. And if you need an opinion, just ask a first grader!