Determining if a statement is an opinion, fact, or untruth is a critical skill for students to develop. We get bombarded everyday with information that is not always correct, although it is presented as the truth. It is especially pertinent when a student becomes a voter and listens to candidates for election. Students will also learn some interesting facts and myths.
Students that are primarily at a 5th to 7th grade reading level will do best with these. A slide/page of terms (fact, opinion, untrue) is included in the packet for review.
The cards can be used two ways.
1.There is a fact, untrue statement, and opinion statement on cards for students to identify. After students read the sentences on one side and identify them, they can be flipped to see the corresponding answers. There are 10 pages of 3 inch x 3 inch cards for a total of 30 cards.
2.The TPT Easel Activity is a digital activity already prepared for student use. Students designate statements fact, opinion, or untrue by dragging the words to answer blocks. They can then compare their answers with answers uncovered beneath a colored block that they remove. This activity would work well for a single student or a classroom activity that is projected on a screen. Teams could get points for correct answers.
To make flip cards, print on cardstock to make them durable.
The cards are constructed side by side, front and back. Three statements are on the left side (front) and their answers are on the right side (back).
Cut the horizontal lines and leave the vertical lines intact. Fold on the vertical line and fold the right side under the left side. They can be laminated or glued shut. The card will then be double sided.