Nancy Fetzer: K-1 Opinion Writing about a Topic

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Grade Level Ranges:
PK - Grade 2
Content Areas:
Reading, Writing, and Communicating
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Nancy Fetzer, opinion writing
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This video have detailed explanations of how to teach the different stages of opinion writing for topics.

The video is 24 minutes and 42 seconds long.

  • Stage 1 explanation begins at 0:19.
  • Stage 2 explanation begins at 2:41.
  • Stage 3 explanation begins at 3:45.
  • Stage 4 explanation begins at 11:59.
  • Classroom routine suggestions for each stage begin at 14:15.

A free download for opinion writing about a topic is included.

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Fetzer, N. (2013, August 12). K-1 Opinion Writing about a Topic Stages 1 3 [Video File].  Retrieved from