3rd Grade - Facts Vs. Opinions

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Listening
Facts vs. opinions
Distinguish between the speaker's opinions and verifiable facts.
Student knows what a fact is. Student knows what an opinion is. Student can tell the difference between a fact and opinion.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a fact?

(2)

What is an opinion?

(3)

How can I tell the difference between a fact and an opinion?

(4)

What are some clues to help identify a fact?

(5)

What are some clues to help me identify an opinion?

Learning Tips

(1)

Make a game out of practicing fact and opinion with your child. Cut a piece of paper into eight strips. Write four facts and four opinions on them. Have your child make a pile for facts and a pile for opinions.

(2)

Have your child interview four people in the house or four relatives on their opinion on a child friendly topic. For example, should children where uniforms to school. Have them tell you about what each person thought.

(3)

Have your child watch a brief report on the news. Ask them to write down one fact and one opinion they heard in the report.

(4)

Use real life book examples to teach your child about fact and opinion. For example, a nonfiction text on zebras will give you lots of facts on the animal. However, the author always throw in an opinion by saying the animal is the most fascinating animal alive.

(5)

Talk to your child about real current events that give examples of various opinions. Ask your child what their opinion is on the issue.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Write opinions about the following five things.


Your favorite animal

(2)

Your favorite book

(3)

Your favorite sport

(4)

Your favorite thing to do

(5)

Your favorite food

(6)

Write facts about the following five things.


Your favorite animal

(7)

Your favorite book

(8)

Your favorite sport

(9)

Your favorite thing to do

(10)

Your favorite food

(11)

Ask someone in your house their opinion on questions 11-15.


Should kids wear uniforms to school?

(12)

Should we recycle?

(13)

Should kids be allowed to use cell phones?

(14)

Should kids play sports during the school year?

(15)

Should kids play video games?

(16)

Tell whether the sentence is a fact or opinion for problems 16-20.


My dog is the best pet in the world!


a) fact b) opinion

(17)

My dog weighs 20 pounds.


a) fact b) opinion

(18)

My computer has a keyboard.


a) fact b) opinion

(19)

Hot dogs are the worst food ever!


a) fact b) opinion

(20)

The zoo is the best place in the world!


a) fact b) opinion

(21)

Circle the correct answer for problems 21-25.


Which is a fact?

  1. My cat is black.

  2. My cat is the best pet.

(22)

Which is a fact?

a) My backpack has three books in it.

b) The best three books are in my back pack.

(23)

Which is an opinion?

  1. Ice cream is the best desert.

  2. Ice cream has milk in it.

(24)

Which is an opinion?

  1. Children should wear uniforms to school.

  2. The uniform for my school is black and white.

(25)

Which is a fact?

  1. Going to the movies is fun.

  2. That movie was made in 2002.

 

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