Teach your students the difference between facts and opinions, and why an author would choose to use each type of information. This can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View* lesson.
Students will be able to identify the author's purpose and point of view in a short text.
Students will be able to distinguish between fact and opinion with specific vocabulary using a graphic organizer.
Prompt students to discuss a topic that will get them talking, like cheetahs, homework, or pizza, with a partner. Listen closely to the comments made, and jot down an example of a fact and an opinion that was mentioned.
Share the observations and point out that you heard two different types of information being discussed. One type is a fact, which is something that is known to be true. The other type is an opinion, which is a belief, or what you think about a topic.
Go over the learning objective for today's lesson, and explain to the class that the goal of the lesson is to know the difference between facts and opinions in text.