OREO Writing How to Write an Opinion Paragraph Common Core Writing
The OREO Process O = Opinion R = Reasons E = Evidence/Examples O = Opinion (again)
Persuasive Phrases • I am writing to.. • We can solve this by… • I believe that… • What would happen if… • Do you realize… • I challenge… • A friend of mine says… • Are you interested in… • If you continue to think this way,…
A Sample Opinion Opinion: I believe that all students should wear uniforms. Not an Opinion: I want to work on making our playground better. (This is a STATEMENT)
What does Persuade Mean? • A means of convincing people. • To buy a certain product • To believe something • To act a certain way • To agree with a point of view
What Examples of Persuasion Do You Know? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8&feature=player_embedded#t=97 • What are they persuading you to do? • Other Examples • A courtroom • Commercials on TV • Commercials on the Radio • Politics • Fundraising/Bake Sales, etc • “Have It Your Way” • Burger King
Let’s Get Started! O: Opinion • State your thoughts and feelings about a certain topic. • Make sure you feel strongly enough to pick a side and stay with it!
Pick a Side • School Uniforms- Yes or No? • Installing a snack machine for students- Why or Why Not? • Should I ride your favorite roller coaster? Why or Why Not? • Cancel Recess? Why or Why Not?
KEEP GOING! R: Reasons • Now that you have chosen a side, give your reasons! • A good persuasive paper would have at least three reasons! Topic: School Uniforms: Reasons: 1. 2. 3.
NEXT! E: Examples • You now have your reasons for believing in your topic. • Give me examples of why I should agree with you. • WHAT SUPPORTS YOUR AGUEMENT!
What Could Your Examples Be? • Use BIG names. • Former U.S. president Bill Clinton thinks that junk food should be taken out of vending machines. • Logos • Facts, numbers and information can be very convincing! • Example: A Snickers bar has 280 calories and 30 grams of sugar. That’s not very healthy. • Use Emotion! • Example: Your donation might just get this puppy off the street and into a good home. • Relate to others. • Example: Believe me! I’ve been there before. I’m just like you.
LAST! O: Opinion • Restate your opinion • Remind the reader what your stand point is!