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Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes



Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes


Product Description
The Opinion Letter with the Novel Holes

Appropriate for grades 7 to 9, students learn how to recognize and write a supported opinion using Louis Sachar’s novel “Holes.”

The bundle includes: 
-An activity sheet on “What is a Supported Opinion?” (with answer key)

-Instructions on how to write an effective opinion letter

-The evaluation which contains the instruction sheet and list of topics (that were selected for students of different needs. Students who are high achieving might select one of the more complex topics, while a student who struggles can choose a more obvious one.)

-An evaluation grid is included along with evaluation expectations

-All writing process directions and sheets are included (Pre-Writing or Brainstorming sheet and a Paragraph Organizer)

-Also included is an example of the writing process from beginning to end to help students fully understand what the task entails. (Pre-Writing sheet, Paragraph Organizer and the final draft, which includes format expectations.)

It really is teaching made easy! Print it and go!

Ten pages in PDF format are included.

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
4 days


by Josie’s Place

2nd – 3rd Grade



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• 9 Total Readings- 1 for each U.S. Symbol. Each page includes pertinent information about the U.S. Symbol- where it’s located and why it’s important.
•9 pages of comprehension questions- (1 for each symbol) Includes a variety of multiple choice, matching, cut and paste, complete the sentence, text to self and text dependent questions to keep students engaged.
•U.S. Symbol End of Unit Assessment
•Webs for U.S. Symbols – You can utilize these prior to starting the unit to gather what information the children already know or use these as another note-taking option.
•U.S. Symbol Booklets- As students complete each page, they can take notes in their booklet.
•U.S. Symbol Match Up- Students match up the symbol, picture, and definition.
•Where in the USA Activity sheet- Students locate each of the symbols on a map.
•3 Additional Symbol Activity Sheets- Students choose their top 3 fascinating facts and create a new symbol for our country and themselves.
•U.S. Symbol Photos- 9 beautiful full-color photos to show the students what the U.S. Symbol looks like.
•Persuasive Writing Activity with template and
Paper for Letter Writing Activity
•Answer Keys (2 per page) to make it easier for correcting work.

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