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Greatest Children's Author Opinion Writing Unit | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

Greatest Children's Author Opinion Writing Unit | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

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An opinion writing unit discussing who is the greatest children's author of all time. The unit has been split into four separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each.

Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Three informational texts about the individual authors
  • A fact sheet to record key facts about the famous authors
  • Two prompt sheets for students to write an introduction and a conclusion
  • A template for students to write up their draft and neat texts


This resource is great for:

  • In class learning
  • Independent work
  • Homework
  • Creative writing sessions
  • Assessment practice
  • Emergency sub plans

The first lesson involves students retrieving facts from informational texts about A.A. Milne, J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl, and writing these on to an included fact sheet. In the second lesson students need to use these facts to write three to four paragraphs about the individual authors. In the third lesson students need to use prompt sheets to write up an introduction and a conclusion. In the final lesson your class will need to check their draft paragraphs for mistakes before writing up their work on a neat copy using the template provided.



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