Fact and Opinion
Distinguish between fact and opinion in a reading passage by figuring out whether statements can or cannot be proved.
Identify when test questions are asking them to distinguish between fact and opinion.
Lesson 1 | Instruct | What are facts and opinions?
Learn what is a fact and what is an opinion.
Write a fact and opinion about myself.
Good readers think about the details they read.
Often details tell things that are facts. Facts can be proved.
Sometimes, details tell what someone thinks or feels. These details cannot be proved.
You already know how to tell the difference between
a fact and an opinion because you do this every day.
Mrs Guest teaches a class in Room 10.
Mrs Guest thinks her
class is the best in the school.
What is a fact about the school?
It must be true and can be proven.
Share an opinion of the school with the class.
Write a fact about something you learn about in school.
Write an opinion about what you learn about in school.
Share your thoughts with the class.
What is the difference between a fact and an opinion?
Lesson 2 | Distinguish between facts and opinions
Distinguish between what is a fact and what is an opinion.
Catergorise information into fact and opinion.
What is a fact? Give me an example.
What is an opinion? Give me an example.
What is the main difference between them?
Let's read I Wanna Iguana again.
On a blank page in your English book, follow my instructions to set up your page.
Then listen to the story to categorise, or group ideas into whether they are a fact or an opinion.
Share with the class what you have placed in each category.
Were some ideas hard to categorise?
What did you do to help you figure it out?