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Opinion 5. The running back scored three touchdowns. The kicker scored a field goal before halftime.
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Recognizing the difference between facts and opinions is a skill that is often evaluated on state reading tests. When students define a fact as any statement that can be proven to be true or false, they will concern themselves less with whether the statement is accurate and focus more on whether each statement can be proven. Hence, they will better be able to identify facts and opinions. I hope these worksheets and resources help you teach your students to reliably distinguish between statements of fact and opinion.
Learn more about teaching fact and opinion? Fact and Opinion Lesson Here is a short PowerPoint slideshow teaching students to distinguish between facts and opinions. It also includes a 10 question practice activity at the end of the lesson. It is double-sided and contains 25 statements.
Students determine whether each statement is a fact or opinion, and then they explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade Students read each statement, determine whether it is a fact or opinion, and then explain their answers. Each item on this worksheet is related to athletics, which gives it a fun sports theme.
In addition to identifying whether the statement is a fact or opinion, students explain how the statement might be proven if it is factual. This time the questions are themed around pizza, so it's fun and educational. Students determine whether each statement is a fact or an opinion, and then they explain their answer. This time students read statement about cars and determine whether each statement is factual or not. Then they explain their answers.
You're in luck. Here are 25 more. This time students will read dance-themed statements and determine whether they are facts or opinions. They will also explain their answers. Looking For More Reading Worksheets? Search here. Chess Nonfiction Reading Test Gr. Nonfiction Reading Test Gr. Henry Figurative Language Practice O. We gain information from looking at the sky, from tasting objects, from reading books.
However, even most information is subjective. For example, we know from looking at a thermometer that the air is at a certain degree either Celsius or Fahrenheit , but is the temperature warm, hot, or just comfortable?
That depends on how our individual body reacts to temperature. We can measure the direction and speed of the wind, but is it a mild breeze or a stiff wind? We can taste a particular bottle of wine, but is the wine bitter, sweet, dry, acidic, full-bodied, or oakie? Does a dish have too much salt or not enough? That depends on our taste buds. Facts are not subject to subjectivity—which is why there are so few of them. A fact is something that can be proven, over and over and over by using different proofs.
For example: Every living thing on the earth needs water to survive. Every living thing on the earth will eventually die. These are pretty well proven facts. However, what about information that may be a little less certain? At least, it is in dry air at 20 degrees C 68 degrees F. How do we know that? Because many scientists, using different methods, have measured it. No matter who does it, or how they do it, the results always come out the same—as long as the instruments have been calibrated properly and the conditions are similar.
It also varies when passing through solids or liquids, so we would have to consider the circumstances as well if we wanted to be perfectly objective. Gravity on the moon and on other planets would have different values of acceleration due to the different sizes and densites of those bodies, but the effects of the force are similar.
So, we can pretty much take the acceleration of a falling object on Earth as a fact. Something that sounds like a fact, but is actually only a generalization of accepted information. For example, the world is round. Because even sea level varies from place to place and from time to time. The sky is blue. Well, it appears that way during certain atmospheric conditions. Also, there seems to be no clear motivation behind trying to teach this material in the first place. Finally, those of you who teach that all value judgments are mere opinion are doing the world a terrible disservice.
But, nonetheless, this is cultural. Aztec ceremonies could get pretty gruesome, but they did those things because they thought that they were right. Fact or Opinion Worksheet 1 contains a typo. I am tutoring a GED student who needs help in virtually every aspect of language arts.
Your web site is an incredible resource. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. Best wishes! Is there a proof which establishes that no ethical or aesthetic statements are provable? Should we conclude, then, that the classification of such statements as opinions is itself an opinion? The proof would simply be about a particular subject. Thank you so much for this site. I wish I would have known about your site all year.
I normally teach math, so I need all the help I can get with Language. Thank you for these activities. I appreciate your work and what you are doing for teachers who just starts their career. May God continue to bless your administration and provide bountifully so that you all can achieve your goal and continue to be a blessing to millions of teachers.
I have been using these in my introductory reading classes at three different community colleges. Objective vs. In short, factual statements can be verified and require one answer.
My students totally get this. Get over your selves. Thank you so much for the wonderful website, everything is helpful.. I am a college student, yet I learned so much. If you could add more complex lvl worksheets, it would be great. Thanks for the materials and your time.
I appreciate your attitude in dealing with the vitriolic posters at the beginning of the thread. Thank you for staying civil and not getting baited into a pointless back and forth. Keep it classy! This is SO bad. You are teaching incorrect things to your students and you are doing a disservice to them and everyone else they will interact with.
A fact is a true statement, that has already been proven. As an educator, I would hope you were not only aware of these various terms and their different meanings but would do more then simply take a very poor short cut to try to get a better test result regardless of how that education will or could actually be used or weather the method you are teaching them is correct.
Statements are capable of being true or false. Statements or premises can be opinions but until they are proven true they cannot be facts. Thank you so much for posting these worksheets. I find it disturbing that someone who is not educated in or even aware of the underlying philosophical problems associated with this content is attempting to teach it. This statement cannot be proven. Hence, by your own argumentation, it is an opinion. Opinions should not be taught as though they are factual.
You are prioritizing a test score rather then a usable education that represents effectively applied knowledge or the ability to effectively apply knowledge. Now your students have to go unlearn what you taught them if they want to have a real understanding of those terms or issues or if they want to be able to make effective evaluations of, for example, politicians and reports who make a lot of statements and claim fact without the evidence or proof to back up their claims.
A fact is by definition something that is true. Sorry, but you are wrong. Just because heliocentrisim could not at that time be proven, was it not a fact? Thank you so much for your website and worksheets.
Teaching Fact and Opinion
A fact is an occurrence in the real world. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable careful observation or measurement by experiments or other means. For example, "This sentence contains words. Generally speaking, facts are independent of belief and of knowledge.
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Recognizing the difference between facts and opinions is a skill that is often evaluated on state reading tests.