Is That a Fact?


3.R.1 Use in-depth critical reading of a variety of relevant texts to describe ideas, phenomena, cultural identity and literary elements in the texts, asking and answering such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. Recognize fact vs. opinion and fiction vs. nonfiction as well as facts/supporting details from the texts.

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Learning to distinguish the facts from opinions is important because you want to know if an author is trying to inform you with facts or convince you of an opinion.

Throughout this lesson the students will:

  • distinguish between fact and opinion;
  • recognize the facts;
  • construct sentences using facts and opinions;
  • construct an opinion paragraph.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


8 items in example section

29 items in exercise practice

29 items in test

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