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Are you looking for a stress-free, engaging way to spice up your writing period? These text-based opinion writing prompts with articles take all the stress out of finding paired text for writing instruction. This resource asks students to think about if living in tiny houses is something that is right for their family. This resource can be used as a literary response, in writers workshop, or as test prep practice.


The print and digital resource includes printable differentiated articles and many graphic organizers to help students learn how to respond to an opinion writing prompt. Have your 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students explore the articles to get ideas on how to form their opinions about whether living in a tiny house is right for them.


*This is a digital product; nothing will be mailed to you. The download will be emailed to you.


This text-based opinion writing resource includes:

  • Two differentiated articles at varying Lexile levels:
    - Is a Tiny Home for You? (875, 950)
    - Bucket Toilet or Shower at the Gym? (950, 1010)
  • Three graphs/infographics with additional information about living in tiny houses
  • Opinion writing prompt: The readings discuss the disadvantages and benefits of living in a tiny home. Write an essay in which you describe the best fit for your family. Support your opinion with information and examples from the texts, graphs, and infographics.
  • Graphic organizers 
  • Planning sheet (three variations to choose from)
  • Final draft paper
  • Essay planning sheet
  • Seven-day lesson guide (lesson plans are NOT print and teach, but give you suggestions and tools to build a lesson to meet your students' needs)
  • Editable writing lesson plan template
  • Writing long-range planning guide
  • Writing grading rubric + editable version


Other opinion writing prompts you may be interested in:

Opinion Writing Prompt - Real or Artificial Tree?

Holiday Writing Text-Based Compare and Contrast Different Cultures

Informational Writing - New Year Resolution Writing Prompt

Opinion Writing Prompt - Valentines Day

Compare Contrast Writing Prompt - Presidents Day Writing Activities


As always, please ask any and all questions prior to purchasing! Thank you!


Jessica Bradley - The Learning Room


*This is a digital product; nothing will be mailed to you. The download will be emailed to you.

Opinion Writing Prompts with Articles: Living in Tiny Houses

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