1. Take notes on paper during this lesson; you can use pencil, pens, highlighters, crayons, or markers for your notes.
2. Title your notes Opinion Writing
Read the two digital posters about opinions.
1. Write down the meaning of an opinion.
2. Write down an example sentence that shows an opinion. Share your sentences with your neighbor.
Read the opinions.
1. Write down all the words in the sentences that make the sentences opinions.
Author's Point of View
Student Assignment: Opinion Writing
Independent Practice 1
1. Go back to the biography on page 240-258.
2. Find text that shows Abraham Lincoln's opinions and viewpoints in the biography. You need to find 5 sentences.
3. Write these on your opinion web as our prewriting tool
Example of the Assignment:
Abraham Lincoln and Slavery
2. The text says, "Everyone needed better education. If he became a lawmaker, he could help people get these things, so he ran for the Illinois state legislature." Here you can see that Abraham Lincoln wanted to fight for the rights of all people to have an education. (page 247)
3. The biography states, "Lincoln thought slavery a great evil." In this statement, you can see that Abraham Lincoln was against slavery and did not think it was fair. (page 249)
4. Abraham Lincoln worked hard and finally won the presidential election. He talked about how evil slavery was and how he wanted it to end. (page 250)
5. Abraham Lincoln is quoted saying, " As a nation, we began to declare that "all men are created equal." President Lincoln talked to the American people about how slavery did not fit with the ideas of the original Declaration of Independence. (page 249)
6. In the biography, President Lincoln shares his feelings about how true liberty cannot possibly allow slavery to exist. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation that put an end to slavery. (page 255)
Abraham Lincoln and Slavery Essay Assignment
Independent Practice 2:
Tips on Making a Fabulous Essay!
2. Explain what the five pieces of text mean under each piece of text that you wrote
3. Write how you feel about each piece of text; use words like I believe, I feel, I think, I agree with, and tell how you feel about the statement.