Lesson Plan

Fact or Opinion: Part 1

Cats are the best! Pizza is better! My teacher rules! In Fact or Opinion: Part 1, your students will combine reading and writing to learn about the differences between facts and opinions and how those differences are communicated.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to distinguish facts and opinions.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Tell the students that today they are going to learn about facts, true statements, and opinions, which are personal views or attitudes that might change.
  • Activate prior knowledge by asking questions. For example: What is a fact? What is an opinion?
  • Have students write the words fact and opinion and copy down the definitions onto a piece of loose leaf paper.

Beginning: Have ELs tell a partner the definitions of fact and opinion, either in English or their home language (L1). If needed, provide the following sentence stems: "A fact is ________." "An opinion is ________."

Intermediate: Have ELs tell a partner the definitions of fact and opinion.