Separating Fact from Opinion
Students read, "A Misspent youth: The HIV/AIDS Crisis Comes of Age", and discuss the article or write their answers to the questions imbedded in the lesson. They write their own essay.
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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
Thanksgiving: Fact or Opinion
Thankgiving is the greatest American holiday: fact or opinion? Use a reading passage that lists myths about Thanksgiving traditions, including its occurrence on the fourth Thursday of November, some turkeys' inability to fly, and...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Contrast and Evaluate Fact and Opinion
How can you tell when an author is expression an opinion or stating a fact? Use two short reading selections to emphasize the difference between a statement that you can prove and one that you can't. The first passage explains food...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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