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Step-by-Step Opinion Writing | Would You Rather | Exploring Inventor Biographies

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Would you rather meet Alexander Graham Bell or Ada Lovelace? If you need an engaging way to teach opinion writing, look no further than this step-by-step unit!

Perfect for elementary teachers and homeschoolers alike, this LOW PREP resource covers the five steps of opinion writing—research and brainstormingreasons and examplesintroduction and conclusiondraft, edit, and revise; and final draft—using a cross-curricular approach and inventors theme.

Each day's lesson addresses one step. Differentiated graphic organizers—primary linesregular lines, and no lines—are included to match the student's handwriting skill level.


  • Inventors unit study
  • Writing lessons or centers
  • Social studies, history, or science class
  • ...or just for fun!


  • Teacher instructions
  • Topic cards (40 in color and 40 in B&W; 780 unique combinations of the inventors)
  • Mix and match research report pages
  • Differentiated opinion writing graphic organizers (3 levels)
  • Step-by-step opinion writing instructions and checklists
  • Sentences starters and transitions
  • BONUS DOWNLOAD: Anchor charts, writing rubrics, and helpful bookmarks


  • Each student picks or is assigned 2 topics from the cards to research (individually or in small groups)
  • Select one of the included writing prompts or use the blank one to create your own
  • Starting with research and brainstorming, students complete one opinion writing step each day
  • Students present their final draft—orally or using the included graphic organizers—in response to the assigned writing prompt

Help your students become expert opinion writers! Whether you're looking for an introduction to opinion writing or an assessment of prior knowledge, this resource has something for everyone. 


  • Ada Lovelace
  • Albert Einstein
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Alexander Miles
  • Alfred L. Cralle
  • Anna Connelly
  • Annie Turnbo Malone
  • Archimedes
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Charles Darwin
  • Charles Marsh
  • Ellen Fitz
  • Florence Parpart
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Garrett Morgan
  • George Carruthers
  • Granville Woods
  • Henry Blair
  • Isaac Newton
  • James Clerk Maxwell
  • Jeanne Villepreux-Power
  • Joseph Henry
  • Joseph Winters
  • Josephine Cochran
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Margaret Knight
  • Maria Beasley
  • Marie Curie
  • Marie Van Brittan Brown
  • Michael Faraday
  • Nancy Johnson
  • Niels Bohr
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Pythagoras
  • Robert Fulton
  • Robert Hutchings Goddard
  • Sarah Boone
  • Sarah E. Goode
  • Thomas Alva Edison
  • Wilbur & Orville Wright


  • Art (drawing and coloring)
  • English language arts
  • Grammar
  • History
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Spelling
  • Writing
You will get a PDF (40MB) file

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