The Common Core standards require we balance our writing instruction with about 1/3 opinion or argumentation. As I've worked with our K-6 students, I've found many of them need additional ready-to-use vocabulary to help them express their opinions in more mature ways (other than "I like" or "I don't like..."). This chart is a great beginning! Enjoy! (This is another great one to enlarge to poster size.)
I'm a full-time K-6 literacy coach in a Title I school. I've taught for 28 years in different parts of the country. I love learning every day alongside teachers and students. My passion for literacy teaching has led me to write a number of books for teachers on literacy practice, including the picture book series: STELLA WRITES. When I'm not teaching or writing, I love to present, consult and collaborate with other passionate educators across the nation. I'm also 'MOM' to one overly energetic young boy!