Facts and Opinions
Students examine the difference between fact and opinion. They read sentences, determining if they are fact or opinion, and write a critique of an editorial.
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I Can Classify Facts and Opinions
Telling fact from opinion can be tricky. Direct your class to practice their reading and comprehension skills by taking notes on the facts and opinions in a text. Pupils fill out a two-column chart and write down how they know a...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Determining Fact, Opinion, and Bias
Writing is never biased, right? Let your learners be the judge of that by teaching them how to identify fact, opinion, and bias in writing. Pupils mark up several example paragraphs and articles and consider the reliability of all texts.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Fact vs. Opinion: When's the Right Time?
Part of a series aimed at breaking down cultural bias from the Canadian Media Awareness Network, this activity identifies where opinions do and don't belong in a newspaper. Pupils review handouts about the purpose of editorial comments...
8th - 11th English Language Arts
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
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
A Way with Words
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....
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable