ELA.K.R.2.4

Explain the difference between opinions and facts about a topic.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will explain which statements are fact and which are opinion within a text. 

Clarification 2: Students will orally explain that facts are things that a person knows about something and that can be proven true or false. Students will orally explain that opinions are what a person thinks about something, often related to feelings or beliefs. Opinions cannot be proven true or false. 

Example: “Dogs need food and water to survive” is a fact. It can be proven to be true. “Dogs are the best pets” is an opinion. It’s what someone may think, but it can’t be proven.

General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade: K
Strand: Reading
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010041: Language Arts - Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5011000: Library Skills/Information Literacy Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
5010100: Introduction to Debate Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5010011: English for Speakers of Other Languages Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond (current))

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