Facts and Opinion Teacher Resources
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Most young readers are aware that authors write to entertain or inform the audience, but it's also important for them to understand the art of persuasive writing. In the third lesson of this series, the teacher reads two letters to the class, highlighting the facts and opinions, expert testimony, and author's feelings that indicate the intent to persuade.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fact and Opinion: How to Tell the Difference
Students explore reasoning by completing a worksheet activity in class. In this fact vs. opinion lesson, students identify the differences between a personal opinion and something that is factually true. Students identify several statements as one of the two, list their reasons why and check their answers in class.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 10 Views 43 Downloads
What does it mean to read critically? Critical readers look at the author's purpose, attitude, and tone. They draw inferences and identify facts and opinions. Use this guide to help your class become critical readers. Practice opportunities are included.
7th - 12th Language Arts 161 Views 456 Downloads
ELD Lesson Planner: "Heroes"
Help your 4th graders find their heroes in this ELD activity. Using three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("Happy Birthday, Dr. King!" "Gloria Estefan," and "Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man"), they will analyze the traits of a hero and relate these true stories to their own lives.
4th English Language Development 11 Views 38 Downloads
"The Clever Monkey"
Second graders complete a variety of activities related to the book "The Clever Monkey" by Rob Cleveland. They answer story comprehension questions, and rewrite the story. Students also complete a comprehension and fact or opinion worksheet, and write a radio announcement using descriptive words.
2nd Language Arts 5 Views 15 Downloads
What's the Fact, Jack?
Learning to recognize the difference between statements of fact and opinion is an essential skill in our media-rich culture. This detailed resource provides your class members with multiple opportunities to practice this skill. A list of activities, graphic organizers, research connections, extensions, and a rubric are included.
6th Language Arts 14 Views 178 Downloads
Fact Or Opinion
Groups of junior highers find newspaper articles which contain both facts and opinions, and present examples of each to the class. The focus is on discerning between fact and opinion. Two excellent worksheets are embedded in the plan which reinforce the differences between fact and opinion.
7th Language Arts 17 Views 87 Downloads
Just the Facts, Sir!
Examine several key issues covered in the October 8, 2004, presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry. Young readers analyze the opponents' use of both fact and opinion in their arguments. Use the lesson to reinforce the importance of acknowledging opposing claims in writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 198 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How can the rhetorical structure of an editorial help to develop its argument? Use this New York Times editorial to emphasize the importance of structure in a piece of informational text. Adolescent writers then use the editorial as a model for writing their own editorials based on a current news article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 213 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students analyze persuasive documents to identify the persuasive techniques and target audiences. For this persuasive documents lesson, students identify emotional appeals in advertisements and slogans and how the appeals correlate with Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs".
Higher Ed Language Arts 8 Views 70 Downloads
Don't Let the Earth Down
Writing a persuasive argument starts with a clear thesis. Using this resource, your class will write a persuasive paper on a conservation issue. They will then transform their argument into a 30-second public service announcement. If your class doesn't have access to video and editing software, they can present their announcement in front of the class.
5th - 12th Science 14 Views 406 Downloads
Water and Sewage Critical reading
Students read three articles with different points of view on the water and sanitation issues in the Florida Keys. They identify the facts and opinions in each article and write a summary. In addition, they write an essay expressing their own opinion about the issue.
9th - Higher Ed Science 22 Views 58 Downloads
Ethical and Critical Thinking: Genetically Modified Food
Students read statements representing different points of view on Genetically Modified Food. They identify the "facts" and "opinions" in each statement, and then briefly summarize the issue of Genetically Modified Food in a short paragraph.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 84 Downloads
Food Myths Critical Thinking and Reading
Students read a series of statements made by students about the hazards and benefits of various foods. They distinguish the "facts: from "opinions" in the dialogue, summarize the facts in a short paragraph, and write an essay expressing their own view and conclusions drawn about the food, food-borne illness, and nutrition issues, using citations as necessary.
9th - 12th Health 17 Views 75 Downloads
HOT TOPICS OF THE MISSISSIPPI
Young scholars use a five-step process to write a persuasive essay about an issue that is related to the Mississippi River. Students build an argument based on prior knowledge and information from a variety of sources. Young scholars base their research on a hot topic related to the river and write an essay that gives great detail for their opinion.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
New Review Yeah, But...
Impress upon your young learners the importance of formulating counter arguments based on facts and not opinions. This resource is meant to strengthen arguments designed in a previous lesson, but could also be used as a stand-alone activity.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners write an argumentative research paper. In this refuting arguments lesson, students read passages and identify argumentative elements. Learners choose a local, national, or international issue as a subject for a research paper in which they use argumentative elements.
9th - 11th Language Arts 6 Views 26 Downloads
What's the Fact, Jack?
Sixth graders debate the issue of school uniforms as they study the difference between a fact and an opinion. They convert factual statements to opinion statements and vice versa. Using this knowledge, 6th graders recognize fact and opinion statements in writing and eventually write using both factual and opinion statements.
6th Language Arts 19 Views 33 Downloads