Lesson Plan

Fact & Opinion Statements with Adjectives

In this lesson, your ELs will learn how to differentiate statements of fact and opinion in a nonfiction text using adjectives as a foundation for their understanding. This is a support lesson for Research: Where to Find the Answers.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Research: Where to Find the Answers lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Research: Where to Find the Answers lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will identify print and digital sources and successfully use them to find information.

Language

Students will be able to identify adjectives in statements of fact and opinion, using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

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Graphic Organizer Template: Vocabulary Instruction ChartChocolatey Facts and OpinionsFact & Opinion AdjectivesVocabulary Cards: Fact & Opinion Statements with AdjectivesGlossary: Fact & Opinion Statements with AdjectivesTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Tell students that today they will be learning how to differentiate between fact and opinion in nonfiction texts.
  • Explain that this is an important skill when they are using print or digital resources to conduct research. Remind them that in fifth grade they will need to be able to quickly find facts when they are reading texts about a research topic.
  • Write the language objective in student-friendly terms (e.g., "I can recognize and use adjectives to tell the difference between statements of fact and opinion.") and read it aloud. Underline the word adjective and explain to students that they will be learning how authors use adjectives to write about facts and opinions.