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Developed by Kendall W.

Edited by Miranda C.

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Essential Question

Why is it important to have your own opinion about certain topics? 

Background Knowledge

Students should have working knowledge of what an opinion is and how to write their own opinion based on a topic or a question that is given to them. 

Materials

  • “Would you Rather” packet 
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Pencil
  • Crayons/ markers/ colored pencils 

Safety Protocol

Scissors, tape, and a stapler can be dangerous to use. Make sure you have permission to use them. 

Activity Procedure

Step 1: Review what an opinion is. Remember, there are opinion words we can use, such as “I like,” “I think,” “I feel,” and “I believe.” We can also use the word “because” to connect our opinion to our supporting reason. This will let others know why your opinion is what it is. 

Step 2: Gather all materials.

Step 3: Cut out the “would you rather” pages. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can copy the “would you rather” questions on a blank piece of paper and write your answers below each question.

Step 4: Arrange your pages in any order that you want, but make sure the title page is first. Use a stapler to connect all your pages and make a booklet.

Can you have more than one opinion about the same thing? 

Step 5: Using your pencil, answer all the “would you rather” questions on the lines provided. Make sure to use your opinions words, the word “because,” and a supporting reason for each answer. Do you have more than one opinion about any of the topics?

Step 6:  Use your crayons/markers/colored pencils to decorate your opinion booklet. 

Step 7: Share your answers with family and friends. Ask them their opinions on the questions, and make sure they support their opinion with reasoning.

Can your opinion change over time? 

Step 8: Revisit your opinion booklet after one week. Has your opinion changed? With parent/guardian permission, share the results of your activity on social media using #AUHomeWorks!


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Last modified: November 12, 2020