Tennessee Curriculum Center

OREO - Persuasive Writing

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About This Resource

 After brainstorming topics about which they have an opinion, students choose a topic for the writing assignment. Using the acronym OREO to remind them to first state their opinion, next a reason for their opinion, then an explanation, and finally a restatement of their opinion students learn to write a persuasive paragraph.    

Connections to Standards

On this resource page for teaching lessons on Persuasive Writing, you will find a video of the OREO lesson. Right above the video box is a link for the lesson plan and template for the OREO graphic organizer.

Alignment to Standards

Write in a variety of modes for different audiences and purposes.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.