Lesson Plan - Get It!
- Do you agree that chocolate cake is the best kind of cake in the world?
Maybe you do and maybe you don’t. Some would argue it is the best, but that would just be their opinion.
- If saying that chocolate is the best cake is an opinion, what would be a fact about chocolate cake?
January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day!
That is a fact because it can be proven.
Take a moment to review the meanings of fact and opinion with this Fact and Opinion slideshow (below) from Mrs. Waltke's Literacy Page (classroom.jc-schools.net):
An important point in the presentation is that a valid opinion is supported with good logic or facts. If someone’s opinion is backed with strong details, it can be tricky to identify it in a sentence, so be sure to look for clue words that show judgment about something.
Look at the graphic below for some examples of clue words:
A personal belief or judgement
An actual thing that can be proven, measured, or observed
For further review of what you learned in this section, watch this Fact vs. Opinion video, created by Jessica Brewer:
Continue on to the Got It? section, where you will play a sorting game, and that's a fact!