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Determining Author's Point of View: The Sneeches

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Determine the author's point of view in a text. Young readers read Dr. Seuss' The Sneeches and identify the author's purpose in the story. They identify persuasive techniques in writing, asking and answering questions to better...
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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
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Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter...
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A Way with Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do facts and opinions impact the news? After reading "How to Cover a War" from the New York Times, middle schoolers evaluate the claims in the article. They also consider the media's responsibilities in reporting during wartime....
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Just the Facts

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Show your class how fascinating a text can be by asking them to focus on interesting facts they learned while reading. There are boxes for six facts as well as one large box where pupils can record the most important fact from their...
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Fact Versus Opinion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young learners distinguish statements as fact or fiction. After exploring a newspaper, they determine the type of information it contains. They read editorial articles and discuss the differences between the editorial page and the front...
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Distinguish Fact from Opinion in Passage

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Is it a fact or is it an opinion; readers need to know. Second graders learn a new technique to determine if a sentence or reading passage is fact based or opinion based. They read and then ask evidence based questions to determine if...
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Conventions: Strong Verbs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice using strong verbs. In this conventions activity, 5th graders brainstorm words to complete sentences and list lively and exciting verbs. Students act out meanings of certain words. Students come up with new ways to...
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CHRISTMAS FILM REVIEW

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars write reviews of films they have seen over the Christmas holidays. They study what the ingredients of a film review are, and examine the difference between fact and opinion.
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The Eye of the Beholder: A Media Literacy Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the impact the news media have on shaping perceptions and opinions in general and in their coverage of the presidential campaign.
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Scapegoating and Othering

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Scapegoating and "Othering" is the focus of a series of activities that ask groups to consider how these behaviors contribute to hatred and intolerance. Groups are given a scenario and discussion questions based on the situation. Whether...
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Teach Inferences in a Systematic and Engaging Way

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Benefit from specially designed materials to help you teach inference in a systematic and rewarding way!
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Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders discuss the terms "explicit opinions," and "implicit opinions," from a text. In this literacy instructional activity, 6th graders analyze the author's techniques to find explicitly stated opinions. Additionally, students...
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Lesson 2: Distinguish Fact from Opinion in Books

For Teachers 2nd Standards
An important part of reading informational text is being able to discern fact from opinion. The class reads chapter one from the book, Penguins by Lynn M. Stone. They analyze specific sections of the text to determine if what is being...
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Time To Read

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
In this reading worksheet, pupils choose a news article to explore. They fill in the graphic organizer by identifying the main idea, facts, and events of the story.
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Fact or Opinion

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this fact or opinion worksheet, students use a graphic organizer to determine the facts and opinions of a chosen topic. They list the facts on one side of the page, and the opinions on the other. Students discuss the difference...
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Thinking Out Loud

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students share opinions about whether a series of statements from the internet constitute facts or opinions. They read and analyze blogs published in on the web in order to understand the use of fact, opinion, and tone of voice when...
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Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students determine the difference between fact and opinion. They identify facts and opinions in a report. Students discuss the porportion of fact and opinion in a report. Students write a profile of the place they live and evaluate facts...
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Ace Inquirer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students use game simulation software to increase their reading comprehension. They work in teams to determine whether statements are fact or opinion. They complete a Fact/Opinion Scavenger Hunt. They simulate that they are part of the...
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Murders in the Rue Morgue

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders view half of the video, Murders in the rue Morgue, and predict who is the killer. They evaluate the differences between fact, opinion and assumoption, and they apply inductive reasoning skills to solve other mystery tales.
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Analyzing Non-fiction in a Daily News Format

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students use a copy of the newspaper to explore the differences between fact and opinion. Headlines, Editorials, the Daily Living, Sports, and the Classified sections of the paper are summarized and skimmed for factual life experiences.
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Fact V. Opinion

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students distinguish between fact and opinion when reading material. They use statements of objects to determine if they are facts or opinions.
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An Anecdote is Worth a Thousand Pictures

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners identify anecdotes in speeches and the purposes that politicians use the anecdotes for. They create personal anecdotes for the class to hear, and students decide if the anecdote is real or fabricated.
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Distinguishing Fact and Opinion

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students pick up clues in the wordage of a sentence to determine if it is factual and give reasons for their feelings. They explain difference between statements of hard fact as found on the front page of a newspaper from that of an...