Are you tired of the same old opinion writing prompts? Here is one my students love. They write to tell which author they'd like to meet and explain why. They also tell what learn about the author from research as well as write about what they still want to know.
Students are expected to provide reasons and evidence to support their opinions. You can also have them write an introduction paragraph persuading their audience to fundraise money to bring the author to their school.
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Check out my author study on Teachers Pay Teachers!
Here are some famous authors I've met as well as their websites for research:
Lauren Tarshis (I Survived series)
R.L. Stine (Goosebumps)
Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie, Mercy Watson series)
Dan Gutman (My Weird School, Flashback Four series) - I met him twice and he does amazing assemblies!
Corey Rosen Schwartz (Ninja Pig and others)