This Smartboard Notebook activity is a companion to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Journeys - 5, selection "Dog News". Students sort fact and opinion statements and identify the opinion clue words. The activity mimics the format of activities on the Smarter Balance ELA practice test. My students achieve higher on comprehension assessments when they complete an activity such as this while reading. The product is also available as a Word docx.