Six graphic organizers for students to compare and contrast opinions, viewpoints and perspectives in fiction or nonfiction. Encourage students to be objective, see both sides and dig deeper. Perfect for news articles, webquests, a textbook, a research project, literature, prewriting brainstorm and more. Includes the explanation that an opinion is a belief and beliefs are shaped by perspective, a result of life experiences. A simple example clarifies this concept for students and serves as a model response. A #weholdthesetruths product promoting the democratic value of critical thinking about issues. PLEASE RATE!
Nine-page packet includes:
• One-page handouts (2) with the explanation, directions AND graphic organizer on the same page. (see thumbnail #1)
• One-page handouts (2) with only the explanation and directions. These are used with any of the separate graphic organizers. They could also be saved for reference in students’ binders, folders, or interactive notebooks. There are two versions: the second is a simplified reading level for differentiation. (see thumbnail #2)
• Four graphic organizers on separate pages. Choose callouts, a 2-column chart, a Venn, or a web. Used with the explanation pages, they provide a separate second page with more space for writing than the one-page option. (see thumbnail #3)
Black and white borders appropriate for upper grades and easy photocopying. Many uses, including a whole class reading, partners/small groups, a center, or homework. Perfect for all subjects to encourage students to explore different opinions and perspectives on any topic and to delve more deeply into why people believe the way they do.
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