Fact or Opinion Reading Practice

Hey, y'all. Do you teach the difference between facts and opinion with your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade students? Sometimes my students seem to get it right away and sometimes it takes a few times to practice this skill. 

I like to make sure I give them a couple ways to practice in order to make sure the skill transfers to different settings. 

One way students can practice this is by using Boom cards. Students simply read the sentence and click on the bug that tells if it's a fact or an opinion. These cards are super easy for students to work on at school or at home, or anywhere else they have access to internet. This makes it perfect for digital or blended learning. 


Another way students can practice determining facts from opinions is with a simple color by code page. Like the Boom cards above, students read the statement and color the section accordingly. It's super easy to check students' work quickly and our class had some great conversations about the different statements. Students were eager to justify their answers. 


The more students practice, the easier it gets. And by providing multiple ways students can show their thinking, you're hitting all the standards and learning styles. 

I hope you found some new ideas for your classroom. I'm always adding new resources, so stay tuned for more great things coming your way. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by. 

Stay sweet,