Writing Reviews in 1st or 2nd Grade: Opinion Writing Fun!
June 20, 2014
– What is a review? anchor chart
– The parts of a review mini reference posters
– What can we review? anchor chart
– 3 different activities for students to practice reviewing: a toy review, food tasting, and plenty of different review cards
– 2 different 1st grade “exemplar” student samples
– Graphic organizers to map out student thinking
– Writing templates to pick and choose from
– Class book ideas
– Individual and partner editing checklists
– Individual and partner revision checklists
– Writing reviews rubric
Just one of 3 different activities to help students practice reviewing things! There are 3 more sheets of review cards, along with blank ones for you to fill in reviewable items. My kids loved doing these as warm up activities and they can be used for quick writing prompts as well. The other 2 activities are a toy review and a food tasting. I can tell you the students loved all three!
Some of the “parts of a review” mini reference posters to use throughout the units. I also typed up two different student examples from this year and put them into this unit for reference. They are exemplar pieces, but the students love seeing what they are striving for by the end of this unit.
Plenty of graphic organizers, paper choices, as well as class book covers to use as you please throughout this unit.
Like in all of my writing packs, this one also has editing and revision checklists (individual and partner choices) as well as a rubric at the end to use for assessment purposes!
My kids and I truly loved this little unit and if you like the set up of my other writing packs, I think you will enjoy this as well. Click on the picture above and download the preview to see more of what is offered in the unit.