Lesson Plan

Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions

Got facts? Got opinions? Use this lesson plan to teach your students to evaluate texts for facts and opinions. Students will use a non-fiction text selection to collect quotes as proof.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to evaluate texts for facts, opinions and related ideas using context clues.


(5 minutes)
Facts, Opinions, and Related Ideas
  • Write the word checklist on the board and ask your students to turn to an elbow partner and tell them all the different uses we have for checklists.
  • Have your students share out what they said or heard from a partner while you write ideas down in a brainstorm fashion.
  • Explain that checklists allow us to evaluate things based on a set of features.
  • Inform students that they will be learning how to use checklists to evaluate facts, opinions and their related ideas.