Newspapers: Facts and Opinions
Students read a newspaper, locate examples of factual and opinion-oriented information, and recognize the appropriate uses of each. They create a letter to the editor expressing his opinion about a predetermined issue related to school.
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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
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
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
It's a Matter of Opinion
Dissect the parts of an advertisement with your class. Middle schoolers discuss advertisements and locate the hook in them. Then, they create an advertisement for a business, in which they include the name of the business, an...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing a Newspaper: Editorials and News for ESOL Learners
Students investigate a newspaper. In this newspaper and editorial comprehension lesson, students read and discuss a current news article and an editorial on the same topic. Students differentiate between fact and opinion, and locate...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History