Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Opinion Essay Unit

For a class that I took recently with a coworker and friend of mine, we had to come up with a way to incorporate more technology (specifically iPads) into our classroom.  We then had to come up with a final project that uses the iPads.

Of course we decided to go crazy and revamp a unit I had already done and change it into the 7E lesson plan model.  We are a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathmatics) School and our lessons are mainly inquiry-based (that is our goal at this time).  I love inquiry-based learning and have become a big fan of the 7E lesson plan model.  If you are not familiar with it, you can view the framework for a 7E lesson HERE.

So, with that said, my friend and I put together our project.  I thought I would share it with you-all too! :)

This is a 5th grade Unit for an Opinion Essay, aligned to Common Core Standards.  Start with the first link (which is the unit plan) and then you can find all of the handouts and teacher and student examples below.  Thanks for reading! :)

Unit Plan & Printables:

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