Facts vs. Opinions vs. Informed Opinions and Their Role in Journalism

Learning about journalism is exciting ... is that a fact or an opinion? With an engaging lesson plan, scholars learn how to differentiate between the two. Pupils also complete worksheets, watch a news story, and evaluate online news articles, blogs, and opinion pieces to get a comprehensive look at facts and opinions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a Facts and Opinions T-chart on the board and have students contribute examples for each column
  • Ask individuals to create lists of a mixture of fact and opinion statements and quiz a partner 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires showing an online video and website 
  • Includes guided questions to ask throughout the lesson
  • Well-organized with links to worksheets and other resources
  • None