Today we officially started opinion writing. We shared our collections of some of our most prized possessions. We had Minion bath toys, Star Wars action figures, rocks, crystals, Legos, and hard earned medals. We lined everything up and discussed their special qualities at length. Which one is your favorite? Why do you like it? Does it make you think of a special memory? Do you like the color the best?
Then we wrote about our favorites and WHY. Emphasis on the why. We're learning to be convincing authors of opinion pieces of writing. Don't be surprised if we come home with compelling reasons why tonight is a good night to go out for ice cream! And tomorrow night too!