Grade 3 Writing - Supporting Opinions
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Grade 3 Writing - Supporting Opinions

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Third graders should include certain parts in their opinion writing pieces. One important part is the reasons. The reasons that the student gives supports their opinion. These reasons should both persuade the reader as well as pertain to the topic. In this quiz, the students will identify the reason that best supports the opinion.

1.
Read the opinion below.
The most exciting city in the United States is New York City.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
New York City was discovered in the 1600s.
There are lots of crimes in New York City.
You can see the famous Statue of Liberty in New York City.
It is hard to travel to New York City unless you travel on an airplane.
This sentence supports the opinion because it explains that you can visit a famous landmark there.
2.
Read the opinion below.
The worst job in the world for me would be a doctor.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
Doctors usually make lots of money.
I get sick when I see blood.
I enjoy helping people who are needing help.
Doctors must go to college.
This sentence is the best sentence that explains why this person should not become a doctor.
3.
Read the opinion below.
Children should eat healthy foods at every meal.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
There are many different types of candy.
Some healthy foods do not taste good.
When you eat healthy, you will have more energy.
Grocery stores sell fruits and vegetables.
This sentence explains a reason for why you should eat healthy foods.
4.
Read the opinion below.
Reading a book is the best thing to do if you are bored.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
Books can be used as a door stop.
You can learn about a topic when you read a book.
Some books are expensive.
You can also watch television when you are bored.
This sentence explains why reading a book is a good thing to do.
5.
Read the opinion below.
The house down the street is the scariest place on Earth.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
The house is located on Spruce Street.
The blue house was painted a few weeks ago.
All the other houses on this street are yellow or white.
The house is always dark inside.
This sentence is about the scary house and it explains why it would be scary.
6.
Read the opinion below.
The best food is chocolate cake.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
The chocolate cake is cut into pieces.
It has eggs and milk in it.
It tastes sweet.
The chocolate cake is brown.
This sentence best supports the opinion by explaining why it is the best food.
7.
Read the opinion below.
The sun is the most important thing in the sky.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
The sun helps the plants grow.
The sun is very far away from Earth.
The sun can make the land very hot.
Stars in the night sky can show direction.
This sentence supports the opinion that the sun is the most important thing in the sky.
8.
Read the opinion below.
My dog can do the most amazing tricks.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
Max can fetch the newspaper out of the mailbox.
Max is my 5-year old dog.
Max can't sit or stay.
Max is brown with white spots.
This sentence pertains to the opinion and supports it by explaining a dog trick Max can do.
9.
Read the opinion below.
The best thing about myself is my kindness toward others.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
I yell at my friends when they do something wrong.
I do my homework on time.
I help my sister with her homework.
My mother loves to make people feel better.
This sentence is the only sentence that pertains to the topic and supports the opinion.
10.
Read the opinion below.
Math is the most important subject at school.
Which reason below supports this opinion?
Math should be done with a pencil.
Math uses numbers.
Math is difficult to do.
People use math every day.
Since people use math every day, it must be an important subject in school.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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