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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 Teaching Treks

3rd – 6th Grade



Christmas fun! This freebie is a set of 4 critical and creative thinking TASK CARDS, designed to provide opportunities for higher order thinking. All Christmas treks involve discussion and problem solving and are ideal for collaborative learning.

The 4 fun and engaging Christmas thinking activities:

*promote critical and creative thinking
*range of higher order thinking opportunities
*great extension for early finishers
*perfect for a thinking corner or learning center
*suited to individual or collaborative work
*color and black and white versions are provided

This freebie is part of a set of 24 Christmas Trek Task Cards, available here:

Christmas Thinking Treks

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Happy Christmas!









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