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Are you looking for a stress-free, engaging way to spice up your writing period? These text-based informational writing prompts with articles take all the stress out of finding paired text for writing instruction. These holiday opinion writing prompts asking students are real or fake trees better are great to use before winter break! 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 a real tree or artificial one is best.


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This text-based informational writing resource includes:

  • Two differentiated articles at varying Lexile levels:
    - Real or Artificial? (900, 1000)
    - From a Farm or a Box? (900, 1060)
  • Holiday opinion writing prompt: The articles compare real Christmas trees with artificial ones. Write an essay in which you give your opinion about which is a better choice. Support your opinion with information from the text.
  • 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 - Tiny Home Living

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


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Jessica Bradley - The Learning Room


*This is not a physical product. Nothing will be shipped to you. The download will be sent to your email.

Text Based Opinion Writing Prompts Holiday Themed {Informational Text}

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