August 1, 2015
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by Caitlin Fahey

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Fact or Opinion

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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.
(15 minutes)
  • Distribute the Be a Detective: Fact or Opinion worksheet.
  • Read aloud the two paragraphs.
  • In the margins, have students write down clues that helped them figure out whether this was a fact or an opinion.
  • Share aloud and write the answers on the whiteboard.
(10 minutes)
  • Give students the Facts and Opinions worksheet.
  • Go over the sheet and give one or two answers as examples.
  • Allow students to work in pairs.
  • Go over the answers as a class.
(15 minutes)
  • Allow students time to work independently on the Fact or Opinion worksheets.
  • Enrichment: Have advanced students underline how they knew that the example was a fact or an opinion. Have students write their own examples of the back of the sheet.
  • Support: Pull aside struggling students, and work with them in a small group.
(10 minutes)
  • Bring all students back together.
  • Go over the answers to the worksheets. Write down the correct answers on the whiteboard.
(5 minutes)
  • Review the definitions of fact and opinion.

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