Working on our opinion writing in Grade 5

This week in Grade 5 we have been working on our opinion writing. We have been collecting evidence for both sides of an argument before formulating our opinions or claims and looking through the structure of an effective opinion piece. We were lucky enough to be audience members for a virtual debate with the DP College which helped to support our writing skills. The topic was "Should individuals who are against vaccines (Anti-vaxx) be allowed to express themselves in public?" Here we learned about the structure of a debate, how to express ourselves in a respectful, balanced, informed and passionate way. Thank you DP College students for allowing us to join!

Grade 5 opinion writing