|Introduce the Concept
What is Fact and Opinion?
A FACT is a statement that can be proven true.
It can also be a statement that is common knowledge from life experience.
An OPINION is a statement that is based on someone’s beliefs or feelings.
Why is Fact and Opinion an important reading strategy?
It is important to be able to identify facts from opinions so that we are able to understand what is real
from what is someone’s point of view or thought.
How do we identify Facts and Opinions to help us understand what we are reading?
Facts are true statements that give us information about the topic or main idea.
Opinions will have clue words or phrases that will tell us that the statement is someone’s feeling or
Look for opinion words such as “think” or “thought”
Look for words that describe a feeling or belief such as
pretty, difficult, confusing, exciting, the best, and the worst
Look for opinion comparison words such as better than, smarter than…
|Fact and Opinion Related Links
Time For Kids Mini Lesson
Believe it or Not from EconEdLink
Martin Luther King Jr. Fact and Opinion Activity from Education World
Fact VS Opinion Packet and Lesson from Education Oasis
Fact or Opinion Online Quiz from Quia
Fact and Opinion Online Game from Quia
Fact and Opinion Powerpoint Presentations from PPPST
Online Quiz from Teaching and Learning Resources
Fact and Opinion Questions to ask
Fact and Opinion Jeopardy by C Ziolkowski
Fact and Opinion Online Test from shsu.edu
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