OREO Writing

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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
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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.
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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?
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• 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 studentsWhy 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:
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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!
ARE YOU READY TO PERSUADE?

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