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Most Influential Founding Father Opinion Writing Unit | 3rd Grade & 4th Grade

Most Influential Founding Father Opinion Writing Unit | 3rd Grade & 4th Grade

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A discussion writing unit about who was the most influential U.S. Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson, George Washington or Benjamin Franklin. Perfect for learning about the American Revolution! The unit has been split into four separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each. Ideal for students in third grade or fourth grade.

Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Three informational texts about the individual players
  • A fact sheet to record key facts about the famous figures
  • 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 George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, and writing these onto the included fact sheet. In the second lesson students need to use these facts to write three to four paragraphs about the individual people. 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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