August 8, 2017
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by Byron Delcomb

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Find ‘Em and Quote ‘Em! Facts and Opinions

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

(5 minutes)
  • 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.
(5 minutes)
  • Preview and demonstrate how to use the Facts, Opinions and Related Ideas resource with the Sea Level Rise text selection. Answer student questions as needed.
(10 minutes)
  • Hand out a class set of the Sea Level Rise article and read it aloud with your students.
  • Hand out and preview the Facts, Opinions and Related Ideas resource.
  • Together, find one fact, one opinion and their related ideas. Answer any clarifying questions.
(10 minutes)
  • Release students to complete the Facts, Opinions and Related Ideas resource with a partner or in small groups.

Support:

  • Evaluate the Sea Level Rise article for two or more facts or opinions whole class.

Enrichment:

  • Have students evaluate the Sea Level Rise article with the Facts vs. Opinion resource.
  • Students can use the Fact vs. Opinion checklist with the Sea Level Rise article.
(5 minutes)
  • Have your students make up one fact and one opinion and explain why they labeled each fact or opinion.
(10 minutes)

Discuss: Why is it important for citizens to be able to determine fact from opinions?

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