Opinion Writing: If I Were a Spoon

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10763

Have you ever pretended to be someone else? How about your favorite eating utensil? Weird, you say? Visit with Spoon and his family in a read-along video while you learn how to write an opinion piece!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


What would it be like to be a spoon? What types of things would you see in a day?

Now that you have completed the previous Opinion Writing series Related Lessons, found in the right-hand sidebar, you will choose a piece of silverware and write an opinion paragraph about why you would like to be this item.

This is a fun and fantastical lesson that allows you to use your imagination to create a fantasy story to develop your writing skills for opinion writing! You will choose a utensil and write about why this utensil is the best from the utensil's point of view!

Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a book about a spoon who is not happy as a spoon, and thinks it might be better to be another utensil. Join Spoon on his journey of self-discovery as he explores all the benefits of being a spoon.

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal:


Does Spoon seem happy at the end of the story? Explain your answer to your teacher or parent.

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