Opinion Writing 4th Grade Unit

Enhance your fourth graders’ opinion writing skills with our comprehensive Opinion Writing Unit. Designed specifically for fourth grade students, this unit provides all the necessary tools to develop strong opinion essays. With opinion writing graphic organizers, anchor charts, mentor texts, lesson plans, and practice activities, our unit covers every aspect of opinion writing.

Say goodbye to endless searching and the stress of piecing together resources. Our Opinion Writing Unit is a complete package with 142 student pages, eliminating the need for additional purchases. You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips to teach, differentiate, and assess your students’ progress in opinion writing.

Engage your students with our interactive teaching videos that make the learning process fun and accessible. These videos will captivate your students and help them navigate the nuances of opinion writing effortlessly.

From planning and organizing thoughts to writing and editing essays, our unit covers it all.


  • Perfect for students in grade 4
  • This resource is easy to implement for students of different levels and abilities
  • Mixed groups
  • Whole class lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers or services
  • Homeschool
  • …and much more!
*PLEASE NOTE: This resource opens as a PDF.

What is included in this 4th Grade Opinion Writing Unit? (PDF Version)
  • 12 focuses
  • 29 opinion writing lessons
  • Teaching scripts
  • 11 teaching videos for students
  • Mentor texts (with teaching models)
  • 13 opinion writing anchor charts + 13 fill-in-the-blank anchor charts 
  • Differentiated activities
  • Opinion writing graphic organizers + differentiated versions
  • Grading rubric
  • Checklists
  • Conferencing slips
  • Publishing paper
  • 8 opinion writing exit tickets 
  • Parent letter
12 focuses of the Opinion Writing Unit
(Available as PDFs. Some sections contain multiple lessons):
  • Focus 1: Pre-Assessment
  • Focus 2: What is Opinion Writing?
  • Focus 3: Brainstorming Opinions
  • Focus 4: Reasons
  • Focus 5: Examples
  • Focus 6: Introduction
  • Focus 7: Conclusion
  • Focus 8: Drafting
  • Focus 9: Word Choice
  • Focus 10: Editing
  • Focus 11: Publishing
  • Focus 12: Post-Assessment
Opinion Writing Lesson Plans Include:
  • Focus statements
  • Standards
  • Materials
  • Student Writing Workbook Set Up
  • Mini Lesson
  • Work Time
  • Wrap up
  • Differentiated Materials

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