Fact or Opinion?

A warm-up tasks learners to write a brief explanation about the difference between fact and opinion. When ready, scholars listen to statements then quickly identify it as fact or opinion using labeled cards. Independently or in pairs, pupils write two paragraphs—one containing only facts, the other opinions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an anchor chart with definitions and examples for fact and opinion, display the chart for all to see while they work 
  • Invite pupils to write down a fact or opinion then quiz their peers for additional practice 
  • Add movement to the card game, direct learners to stand, turn around, or jump when they have their answer 
Classroom Considerations

  • Minor prep work is required—class members can help with cards if given extra time 
Pros

  • Several ideas for differentiation and extension are provided 
  • Paragraph topics are chosen by participants 
Cons

  • None