Forming Opinions 2nd & 3rd Grade


Total Pages: 25
File Size: 4 MB


⭐️ This forming opinions from opposing viewpoints unit includes 5 certified Lexile leveled passages and question sets with organizers, visuals, and activities. Perfect for teaching 2nd and 3rd graders how to read and evaluate opposing viewpoints and determine their opinion.

⭐️ Includes short response and multiple choice questions that build on making connections, anchor charts, and visualizing organizers and activities. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied across the CCSS second and third grade band.

⭐️This packet includes ideas for differentiation and scaffolding, including how to teach this skill.


✏️Lexile® Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade and 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L to 820L).

✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.

✏️Comprehensive – Passages and question sets specifically target retelling skills, which makes them perfect for comprehensive test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.

✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.

✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original passages with high-quality images designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

What’s Included:

  1. How to Teach Forming Opinions
  2. Forming Opinions Anchor Chart
  3. Understanding Viewpoints Graphic Organizer
  4. Forming Opinions Bookmark
  5. The Astros Should Be Punished- 640L/ Everyone’s Cheating… The Astros Just Got Caught- 500L
  6. Social Media is Hurting Society- 660L/ Social Media Increases Social Interaction- 660L
  7. Eating Meat Hurts the Environment- 760L/ Eating Meat is No Worse than Veggies- 740L
  8. Immigration: Let’s Loosen Up- 670L/ Immigration: Stricter Laws Needed- 650L
  9. My Viewpoint Prompt and Stationery

Each story includes:
•1 page of multiple choice and short response questions

Each story includes:
•1 page of multiple choice and short response questions

*Please note, this resource does NOT include an answer key, since answers are subjective.

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