On our grade card in first grade we are to have the kids write an opinion piece and give them a grade for it. I was so excited when I came across this Duck or Rabbit opinion writing idea at First Grade Fairytales. The kids listened to the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal which I was glad to find on youtube since I didn't have the actual book yet.
In the story, there are 2 characters and one believes it is a duck while the other believe it is a rabbit. They discuss reasons why they think it is a duck or rabbit throughout the book. It is a very cute book. When we finished the book, the kids had to decide what they first thought it was and then they got to color their duck/rabbit to look like a duck or rabbit. Then they had to write their opinions as to why they thought it was a duck or a rabbit. They had a lot of fun with this and they turned out really cute. Check them out:
I had the majority of them say it was a rabbit. Only a few thought it was a duck.
Have a great day!