Is that a Fact?

Teaching the difference between facts and opinions is such an important comprehension skill for students - actually, for all of us!
Just because we saw it on TV or read it on the internet does not make it a fact.

The first step in discerning the difference between facts and opinion is to understand what each is.

What is a FACT?

A fact is a true statement that can be proven.
Some Fact Key Words:  dates, numbers, science, historical, non-fiction.

What is an OPINION?

An opinion is someone's idea or feeling about something.  It cannot be proven.
Some Opinion Key Words:  prefer, think, feel, believe, -er words, est words.

This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.

This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.
This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.
This activity may be used in a variety of ways:

Literacy Center: Put the student instructions task cards, sorting mats, and student recording sheets in center for students to complete.

Whole Group:  This is a perfect pocket chart sorting activity.  Put the sorting mats at the top of the pocket chart.  Use the Anchor Poster to teach/review facts and opinions.  Read the task cards with your students and discuss why the statement is or is not a fact (or opinion).  Encourage them to refer to the definitions on the anchor posters to support their ideas.  Have students sort cards on pocket chart.

Partners:  Give each pair of students copies of the task cards and recording sheets and encourage them to discuss each statement and determine if it is a fact or opinion.

Here is a fun video with activities that provides additional practice in determining facts and opinions.  You may want to use this as a hook to introduce facts and opinions.  It is also great review after a lesson.

This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.
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6 comments

  1. So cute! Thank you, Peggy. This is great practice.

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  2. Great freebie! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. Thank you so much - fabulous resource!

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  4. This is such a cute freebie and it'll make teaching fact and opinion so much easier! Thank you! :)

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