Fact and Opinion

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10200

In our opinion, it is a fact that you will enjoy this Fact and Opinion lesson! Learning the difference between facts and opinions can save you a lot of confusion, so get the facts in this fun lesson!



learning style
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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

think document
feel verified
believe record
always numbers
never statistics
worst prove
probably photgraphs
easy eyewitness


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!

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