Lesson 1 Locating Facts and Opinions in a Newspaper Identify the difference between fact and opinion in newspapers.
- Have students identify facts and opinions during Read Aloud Sessions, Independent Reading, and Literature Groups.
- Have students find facts or opinions in other news outlets, such as magazines and television news.
- Have students identify if Concepts of Comprehension© Reading Passages, newspaper, or magazine articles are fact or opinion-based, and explain how they determined this.
- Have students identify facts and opinions in specific articles in the newspaper.
- Have students complete the “Play Review: You Can’t Have my Golden Charms” and identify factual and opinion statements in the article (see Additional Activity A Worksheet below in Teacher and Student Materials).
- Have students complete the “Fact and Opinion Statements: Movie Review” worksheet and identify factual and opinion-based statements in the article (see Additional Activity B Worksheet below).
- Have students discuss how different parts of the newspaper use facts or opinions.
- Have your class put together a class newspaper highlighting activities from that month or year. Students could discuss what type of article they are going to write and if it should be factual or opinion-based.
- Students can write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper based on social studies, science or Concepts of Comprehension topics.
- Have students write a review of a book, play, movie, or a sporting event. Then have students exchange their reviews with a partner. Each partner should read the review and identify the facts and opinions in the review.