Lessons & Units
Information that can be proven to be true or false (Fact) and a personal statement of what one believes about a subject (Opinion).
Lesson 1
Form an opinion
  • Animal Touch
Lesson 2
Identify and describe facts
  • Animal Touch
Lesson 3
Identify facts and form opinions from a text
  • Animal Smell
Lesson 1
Under revision
Lesson 2
Identify and describe a fact
  • Dandelions (Early Bird Nature Books)
Lesson 3
Form an opinion based on facts in a text
  • A Picture Book of Helen Keller
Lesson 1
Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Dear Diary
Lesson 2
Distinguish fact from opinion in a book
  • Penguins

Unit Reading Passages

  • Coins!
  • Growing Up Long Ago
  • Should You Be Afraid of Sharks?
  • The Cutest Animal Finalists
  • Will You Go to School This Summer?
Lesson 1
Identify and describe facts and opinions in different genres of books
Lesson 2
Identify and describe facts and opinions in different types of books
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Lesson 3
Locate and verify facts in nonfiction
Create and identify opinions based on facts from a text
  • Time for Kids: Butterflies!

Unit Reading Passages

  • Junk Food Ad Attack!
  • Junk Food Battles
  • Seven Billion and Counting
  • Washington Rides Again
  • You're Out
Lesson 1
Identify the difference between fact and opinion in newspapers
Lesson 2
Identify facts that are used to support an opinion in an editorial
  • Curfew Letter
  • Are School Uniforms Really That Bad?

Unit Reading Passages

  • Fashion Do or Don't
  • From Pet to Threat
  • New Mystery at Stonehenge
  • Nobel Work
  • Tribal Tribute

Fact and Opinion lessons can be found in the following fifth grade novel units:
Lost Star:  The Story of Amelia Earhart
The Story of Jackie Robinson:  Bravest Man in Baseball

Unit Reading Passages

  • Food for Thought
  • Harry's Magical Spell
  • News Debate Tough Cell
  • On Hallowed Ground
  • Right On

Fact and Opinion lessons can be found in the following sixth grade novel units:
The Lost Garden
Rosa Parks:  My Story

Unit Reading Passages

  • A Constitution for Kids
  • Danger Online
  • NASA Stardust Review
  • The Sinking City
  • The Weight Debate