Lesson Plan - Get It!
"I love reading about animals, and zebras are the best animals on Earth!" Is this a fact or an opinion?
Do you agree that zebras are the best animals? Do you think that statement is a fact or opinion?
Completing this lesson will help you understand the difference between a fact and an opinion in anything you read.
Fact or Opinion?
First, let’s define what a fact and opinion are and then take a look at some examples of fact and opinion statements.
Facts are ideas that can be proven true and with which nobody can disagree.
These statements can be proven true and you can’t disagree with them. They are all facts!
What are some facts about you? Are you a girl or boy? Do you have blue or green eyes? These are all facts about you! What are some facts about your teacher? Do you have any facts that are the same? Do you have any facts that are different?
Now let's see some examples of opinions!
An opinion is how you feel or think about something. An opinion is something about which everyone can feel differently. Remember the statement, "Zebras are the best animals on Earth"? This is an example of an opinion. You may not agree with this statement, but that is okay! You may have the opinion that sea turtles are the best animals on earth, or maybe even tigers!
Here are some other examples of opinions:
These statements are how someone feels about something and cannot be proven. They are all opinions.
What opinions do you have? Answer these questions to find out:
- What is the best food in the whole wide world?
- Who has the worst football team? Or the best?
Ask your teacher these same questions. Did you and your teacher agree or not? You can agree or disagree with opinions!
Can you pick out facts and opinions in this quick quiz?
How did you do? Did you get all 10 correct? Great job!