Teaching About Fact and Opinion

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Support reading comprehension instruction with a collection designed to reinforce fact and opinion. Begin with a mini lesson, then delve into what is a fact, and what is an opinion. Then, browse example papers, and sort facts and opinions from a picture. Conclude the packet with five fact and opinions passages and short answer questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Play a version of two truths and a lie using two facts and an opinion; pupils share two facts an an opinion while their peers decide which one is the opinion
  • Send worksheets home as homework, then review to check for understanding 
  • Encourage learners to mark the text while reading to aid in identifying facts and opinions 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required for individuals taking part in the lesson 
Pros

  • Teacher tips are provided to lend support to pupils in need of extra support 
  • Lesson information and explanations are clearly separated by page numbers
  • Learner examples offer reference to teacher and class members 
Cons

  • Graphics do not appear to be in focus 
Common Core