Lesson Plan

Fact or Opinion

Being able to distinguish between fact and opinion is really important for young students. Help your third-graders understand the difference between them with this worksheet-enriched reading lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to distinguish between facts and opinions.


(10 minutes)
  • Discuss the difference between fact and opinion with the students.
  • Write two examples of each on the board.
  • Make the examples challenging. For example, "Summer is awesome!" Many students may guess this is a fact, because they agree with the statement. Remind students that an opinion can't be proven.
  • Explain that many facts are linked to history, geography, and science.