Writing An Opinion is a graphic organizer app that walks a child through the writing process for an opinion essay. It is a must see!
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To begin planning a writing piece, a child clicks on the box beside each picture to open up a page for typing. A user will type their plan for that section, hit done, check it off, and move on to the next part. The graphic organizer is set up in a logical order, but if a child is having difficulty with a part, he can jump around to different parts without staying in order.
Clicking on the speaker button will begin a sound clip that explains the purpose of the paragraph that is being worked on. A word bank is also available within the app to find commonly used words in opinion writing.
I really find this app to be useful in helping children plan writing. The visual pieces of it make it great for struggling writers who are visual learners. Opinion pieces can be difficult for children to organize their thoughts easily, so I find Writing An Opinion a great way to help children. It is definitely worth checking out for those struggling writers.
This graphic organiser is extremely easy to use. Following the onscreen prompts, students plan their paragraphs. At the end of the process the students can view a summary of their planner which they can use to write their essay.
Heather S. has owned this app for a long time, and was excited to see the most recent upgrade fix the iOS7 bugs that were occurring. Now, she can use it again with students!