Hi all! I am a first year teacher and I am looking for some help with lessons for teaching opinion writing to my students. I'm planning on starting out by posing a question (something like do you like cats or dogs better, and why) then having students discuss and do a quickwrite. Then, I was going ask my students what they think "opinion" means, and chart their ideas. I was planning on spending a bit of time discussing the difference between fact and opinion and doing an activity to reinforce that. I am wondering if anyone has any advice on where to go next in my opinion writing plans....I know I need to get into reasons and evidence and I'd like my 4th graders to be able to write 5 paragraph essays with 3+ reasons and evidence. I'm just at a loss on where to go next after the plans I have already created. I'm totally open to suggestions and critique. Thank you so much in advance.