In this lesson, we will capitalize on the popularity and pop culture phenomenon of dinosaur movies such as Jurassic Park. Students will participate in discussion and then will write an opinion piece on the topic of reviving extinct species.

Learning Objectives


  • Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about
  • State an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons
  • Provide a concluding statement or section.

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