Tools for Teachers

Tools for Teachers

Opinion writing covered in new FIP in Action modules for Grades 3 and 5


Looking for ideas to help students write well-reasoned opinion pieces on topics or texts? The newest Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) in Action modules for Grades 3 and 5 include many examples for how to teach the opinion writing portion of Ohio’s Learning Standards. By completing this module, participants develop a deeper understanding of the opinion writing standard and how related skills and knowledge will build over time. In addition, they will learn more about clarifying intended learning, using pre-assessments and evaluating student work.

Many other FIP in Action modules also are available, with new topics to be completed this spring and summer to include:

  • English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies for various grade levels;
  • Reaching Every Student: Formative Instructional Practices for Diverse Populations;
  • Designing Sound Assessment Modules.