Center Focus

Fact and Opinion

  1. You will need to find several articles that have both fact and opinion statements. If you cannot find something fitting this description, you can develop a simple article yourself.
  2. Make enough copies of these for each student.
  3. Have your kids circle, underline, or highlight the opinion statements in one color and the fact statements in another color.
  4. After they have completed this activity, have them write a few of their own facts and opinions.
  5. You will want to go over this activity as a whole class. Depending on your class' age, you may wish to discuss bias in articles in addition to the concept of fact and opinion.