This Fact and Opinion Powerpoint can be used with my Fact and Opinion Note Taking Sheet.
Students will take notes from the powerpoint about the definitions of facts and opinions. They will practice verbally expressing facts and opinions about pizza during a turn and talk with a partner.
Students will learn that they can ask themselves the questions, "Can I prove this is a fact?" or "Are there any clue words that let me know this in an opinion?" They will take notes about how they can prove if a statement is a fact and how to recognize clue words that let them know if a statement is an opinion.
The powerpoint contains a short reading passage that provides opportunity for the teacher to model analyzing statements and determining whether they are facts or opinions. The lesson scaffolds students as they can refer to their notes and turn and talk with a partner as they continue to analyze statements throughout the passage. Two multiple choice questions are included at the end of the powerpoint as a formative assessment to determine if students are understanding the concept of determining the difference between facts and opinions.
The last slide is directions to a cooperative learning activity that students will participate in following the powerpoint presentation. This activity goes with the back of the note taking sheet. Provide students with any reading passage that contains a variety of fact and opinion statements. Students can use the t-chart to record fact and opinion statements from the provided reading passage.