Our students are getting ready to work on persuasive writing. Before they are ready to do this, they need some practice with determining the difference between fact and opinion. These lessons were created with the help of Cathy’s students teachers (Amanda Rush, Kellie Wood and Joel Larrison.)
2 Corners Game Put our fact and opinion signs in two corners of your room. Say a fact or opinion aloud. Students move to the correct corner of the room to show you if the statement is a fact or an opinion. This is a great game for when students need to get a little energy out.
Popsicle Stick Check Write fact on one side of a popsicle stick and opinion on another. In a group, read aloud one statement at a time. To allow you to know if students are understanding the concept, have them show you the correct side of the stick.
Sign Your Name Place these fact and opinion statements around the room. Students search the signs and find three facts to sign their name to. They leave the opinion statements blank.
Commercial Review Find a commercial on-line. Have students watch the commercial. (This works best if you have a smartboard in your room.) Students then record one fact and one opinion. This also would work well as a family homework assignment.
Sports File Folder Game Students read the statements and place each on the fact or the opinion side.
Write a Fact and Opinion Give students a topic or have them choose their own. Students practice writing their own fact and opinion.
Fact and Opinion Book Allow students to choose from our printable pages. Each student writes their favorite and a fact and an opinion about each topic. You can then bind these together in a class book. Sports Animals Game