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Is that a Fact?

Is that a Fact?

Teaching the difference between facts and opinions is such an important comprehension skill for students – actually, for all of us!
Just because we saw it on TV or read it on the internet does not make it a fact.


The first step in discerning the difference between facts and opinion is to understand what each is.

What is a FACT?

A fact is a true statement that can be proven.
Some Fact Key Words:  dates, numbers, science, historical, non-fiction.

What is an OPINION?

An opinion is someone’s idea or feeling about something.  It cannot be proven.
Some Opinion Key Words:  prefer, think, feel, believe, -er words, est words.

This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.

This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.
This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.
This activity may be used in a variety of ways:
Literacy Center: Put the student instructions task cards, sorting mats, and student recording sheets in center for students to complete.

Whole Group:  This is a perfect pocket chart sorting activity.  Put the sorting mats at the top of the pocket chart.  Use the Anchor Poster to teach/review facts and opinions.  Read the task cards with your students and discuss why the statement is or is not a fact (or opinion).  Encourage them to refer to the definitions on the anchor posters to support their ideas.  Have students sort cards on pocket chart.

Partners:  Give each pair of students copies of the task cards and recording sheets and encourage them to discuss each statement and determine if it is a fact or opinion.

Here is a fun video with activities that provides additional practice in determining facts and opinions.  You may want to use this as a hook to introduce facts and opinions.  It is also great review after a lesson.
This (free) resource provides teachers with a fun fall-themed literacy activity to teach and or review facts and opinions.

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I hope this resource is helpful to you as you teach your students about FACTS and OPINIONS!
Please tell me how your lesson went with your class in the comments below.
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Peggy Means

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6 Comments

  • Sweet Integrations September 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    So cute! Thank you, Peggy. This is great practice.

  • A La Escuelita September 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Great freebie! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Robin Harrington September 9, 2016 at 1:43 am

    Thank you so much – fabulous resource!

  • Yara Habanbou September 9, 2016 at 4:04 am

    This is such a cute freebie and it'll make teaching fact and opinion so much easier! Thank you! 🙂

  • Linda Post: The Teacher's Post September 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I LOVE your video!

  • phương anh nguyễn September 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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    My name is Peggy Means. I am a child of God and a retired elementary teacher. I loved teaching and creating engaging resources for my students. Now, I love sharing my resources and ideas with busy teachers around the world.

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