Fact or Opinion: Animals

How many legs do spiders have? Is that an opinion, or is it a fact? Complete a worksheet with four sets of five questions about different animals and their attributes, noting whether each statement is a fact or an opinion.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate the activity into your unit on animals and their characteristics
  • Have small groups research specific animals, and try a jigsaw activity in which they share what they've learned with their peers in order to fill out the questions
  • Use as a Back to School activity in which learners fill in as much as they know and speak to their peers to find out the rest
Classroom Considerations
  • Most helpful when used in a unit about fact and opinion in informational text
Pros
  • A helpful way to teach fact and opinion
  • Comes with an answer key for easy assessment
Cons
  • None
Common Core