What is a fact?
A fact is something that can be proved.
For example, Thanksgiving is a holiday in November is a fact. We can prove it is true by looking at the calendar.
What is an opinion?
An opinion is something we think or believe.
For example, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of all is an opinion. We can't prove it, and some people might agree and others might disagree.
As we read, it is important to think about what we are reading and determine whether statements are facts or opinions. Thinking carefully about what we read helps us to understand the text in a deeper way.
We did a lot of fun activities to practice understanding the difference between facts and opinions.
One activity we did was to make puzzles for our classmates to solve using the Stick Around app.
Here is a puzzle that Jillianne and Lainie made about facts and opinions about Tabby Cats.
Then, we worked together with a partner to research a topic that we found interesting. We wrote down facts and opinions about that topic, and used Book Creator app to write pages for a book.
We wrote one page with facts and one page with opinions.
Then we put them together to make a class book!The video below shows our class book set to music. Check out the facts and opinions about our topics.
Different opinions are a great way to start a discussion! It is fun to talk about opinions that we agree or disagree with. Can you choose an opinion from the video above and let us know if you agree or disagree with the opinion and why? We look forward to your comment.