Explain the difference between opinions and facts about a topic.
: 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.