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Grade 6: Opinion Essay

If your opinion essay grinds to a halt before it begins, try one of these ideas.

Ask a question.

Have you ever seen a dog turn up its nose at a perfectly good meal? Of course you haven't! In so many ways, dogs make better pets than cats do.

Describe a scene.

As my family drove away from the city, blue skies and green fields fanned out before us. The clean scent of hay filled the air. In my opinion, a week in the country is the best kind of vacation!

Give an example.

Low-fat frozen yogurt comes in tongue-tingling flavors just as tasty as ice cream. It delivers calcium and cools you off on a hot day. Eating low-fat foods is a delicious and nutritious way to help keep yourself healthy.

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