In this activity created by Dione, the students work cooperatively to distinquish between fact and opinion.
Each group will receive a copy of the handouts with over twenty-two statements. Each group will cut out the statements and group them correctly. Each group will need large construction paper, bulletin paper, or poster boards to glue the strips onto. The students will divide the poster in half with one side for fact and the other side for opinion. Then, the students will glue the strips onto the correct side. Also, this handout includes four blank strips for the students to create two original facts and two original opinions.
The goal of this activity is to help the students understand the importance of distinguishing between fact and opinion. An answer key is included.
I just completed this assignment in my Social Studies classes today - August 22nd. The students enjoyed this activity because they were able to work cooperatively and it was hands-on. This activity may be used in a variety of subjects such as Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Research Skills, Library Skills, etc.