Fact or Opinion in Non Fiction

Contributor: Jessica Buch. Lesson ID: 10162

This is the best lesson ever! Is it true because I say so? With video, worksheets, and a story about mountain climbing, learn the difference between fact and opinion, then write about a famous person!

categories

Comprehension

subject
Reading
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Pizza is the best-tasting food ever! Have you ever heard anyone say that pizza is the best? Many people like pizza and think it's the best-tasting food on the planet, but is that a fact or an opinion? How do you know?

This lesson will help you understand the difference between facts and opinions.

Facts are things that are true; things that can be proven. For example:

  • There are 50 states in the USA.

  • Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world.

  • George Washington was the first president of the United States.

Those are statements that are true and can be proven. They are called facts and are the same for everyone. What are some facts about you? What are some facts about your town or state?

Now take a look at opinions. Opinions are what people personally believe or think and may be different for everyone. Here are some examples:

  • Florida is the best state in the USA.

  • Mountain climbing is fun.

  • George Washington was the best president ever.

These statements are considered opinions because they cannot be proven. Do you have opinions about which video game is the most fun? Who is the best singer? What is the best-tasting food on the planet?

Do you see the difference between the two sets of examples? Take a moment to practice some more. Watch this Fact or Opinion for Kids video from Teaching Without Frills before moving on:

 

Continue on to the Got It? section for what is, in our opinion, some good practice!

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