Saturday, March 14, 2015

Opinion Sentence Starters Openers

Opinion Sentence Starters | Opinion Sentence Openers

Opinion Claim and Counterclaim Sentence Starters

CCSS ELA Writing Posters Opinion, Claim and Counterclaim Sentence Starters for Students 
  1. My opinion is...
  2. Only a fool would believe that...
  3. Some believe, feel, think... 
  4. My argument is...
  5. I strongly think, believe, feel...
  6. The best way, method, idea, is...
  7. A common argument is...
  8. Suspend your disbelief when I tell you...
  9. Of course I believe...
  10. Most critics agree/disagree that...
  11. The worst way, method, idea, is...
  12. My claim is...
  13. My counterclaim is...
  14. Here are more, some, two, reasons why...
  15. Bottom line I...
  16. On the other hand I think, believe, find, ...
  17. The flip side is...
  18. How I see this matter is ...
  19. My view point is...
  20. I would argue that...
  21. I would state infallibly that ...
  22. I still believe, think, feel...
  23. Let me restate my opinion, claim, belief, understanding...
  24. As far as I can see ...
  25. I discovered that ...
  26. After deep thought, consideration, study I...
  27. I find it intuitive/counterintuitive that ...
  28. My rational is...
  29. I would tend to agree with this,_____ but, actually, however, in my opinion, yet, you will see ...
  30. Here's my take on …
  31. I feel that ...
  32. My point is...
Some people believe, feel, claim that...,___ but..., actually..., however..., in my opinion..., yet..., you will see...._____

Many, most, all, some people agree that..., ______ 
but..., actually..., however..., in my opinion..., yet..., you will see....____

Many, most, all, some people disagree that..., _______but..., actually..., however..., in my opinion..., yet..., you will see....____

Springfield Public Schools Great Resource for Transitions/Signal Words |
Persuasive Writing: Signal Words
TRANSITIONAL PHRASES
INTRODUCTORY PHRASES



In my opinion
I believe
It is my belief that
There is no doubt that
From my point of view
It seems to me that
I question whether
I (dis) agree with
I maintain that
CONCLUDING PHRASES



For the reasons above
As you can see
As I have noted
In other words
On the whole
In short
To be sure
Without a doubt
Obviously
Unquestionably
In brief
Undoubtedly
In any case
Summarizing
In any event
SUPPORTING OPINIONS



First Furthermore
Second In addition
Third Also
Finally Last
Equally important
In the first place
Likewise
Besides Further
Next Again
Moreover Similarly
INTRODUCING DETAILS



For example
In fact
For instance
As evidence
In support of this
CAUSE AND EFFECT



Since
Because of
Due to
For this reason
Therefore
If…then
Caused by
This results in
Consequently
Accordingly
As a result of
Leads to
In effect
Brought about
Made possible
As might be expected
Give rise to
Was responsible for
COMPARE AND CONTRAST



Similarly
Compared to
In like manner
On the other hand
Although
Even though
Likewise
In the same way
Contrasting
On the contrary
As opposed to
Rather than
Nevertheless
As well as
Have in common
All are
The same as
Conversely
Whether of not
In spite of
COUNTERING



I realize you
I understand you
Even though you
Although you
Some people
It may be that you
Your idea to ____ deserves some merit
Although this may be true, in contrast
Different from
Of course ..., but
On the other hand
On the contrary
At the same time
In spite of
Or
While
Albeit
Besides
Believe
Feel
Maintain
Want
Favour
Support
Argue
State
Even so / Though
Be that as it may
Then again
Above all
In reality
After all
(And) Still
Unlike
Nonetheless
Regardless
Notwithstanding
But
Yet
However
I doubt
I question
Let me explain
On the other hand
Nevertheless
As much as
Even though
Although
Instead
Whereas
Despite
Conversely
Otherwise
However
Rather

TRANSITIONS

When you want to start an example or illustration:

She loves fine clothes. For example, her prom dress cost nearly two hundred dollars.

Jim sometimes becomes bored easily. For instance, I remember something that happened last summer.

When you want to contrast one thing with another:

Mary is one of my best friends. However, she sometimes makes me angry by being late.

Jack is a good swimmer. Even so, he has never won a trophy,

I saw her once when I felt awful. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time.

When you want to add another idea:

Tom is crazy about his motorcycle. Furthermore, he does all the maintenance on it himself.

Mr. Johnston is an excellent teacher. Moreover, he is very popular with his students.

Everybody likes Lou. In addition, he seems to like everyone he meets.

When you want to show that one thing causes another:

Sam isn't very organized. Consequently, he sometimes doesn't seem to know what he is doing.

One time he forgot his wife's birthday. As a result, she was very angry.

Al jogs three miles a day. Therefore, he is in good shape. .

When you want to summarize or generalize:

That really bothered me. But on the whole, he is a pretty good guy.

He is sensitive, warm, and considerate. In short, I love him.  







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