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Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
Students evaluate a list of statements and classify them as opinion or fact. They take a series of quizzes and discuss their results as they differentiate fact from opinion.
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Point of View / Fact vs. Opinion
For 10 short passages, each from a different high-caliber story appropriate for secondary readers, scholars identify the point of view (first person, third person omniscient, or third person limited) and distinguish between fact and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Writing a News Article
Extra extra! Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Final Analysis: Cause and Effect, Fact and Opinion
Middle schoolers read and review informational texts, analyze cause and effect, and distinguish fact from opinion. They assess a "one-minute mystery" you read aloud for cause and effect relationships. Resource includes complete set of...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
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 activity to reinforce the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed