Project the Fact or Opinion – Turtles Worksheet on the board. Read each of the statements on the worksheet and ask the students to identify whether or not the statement is a fact on an opinion. Encourage the students to provide justification for their responses.
Remind the students of the two texts about owls from the previous lesson. Draw a picture of an owl on the board. Encourage the students to suggest some facts about owls (write these inside the owl picture) and some opinions about owls (write these around the outside of the owl picture).
Ask the students to choose one of the topics from the sorting activity e.g. butterflies. Allow the students to complete a fact and opinion drawing (as per the owl activity completed on the board) for their chosen topic.
Discuss the answers of the sorting activity as a class. As the students correct their answers, encourage them to raise any queries or concerns.
Play the I Have, Who Has? Fact and Opinion Gameas a class. Provide each student with a card. The student that has the sentence ‘I am the starter’ begins the game by standing up and reading their card. Once they have read their clue, the student that has the matching fact or opinion on their card stands up and reads what is on their card. The game continues until the last person reads out ‘I am the winner’.
Encourage fast finishers to write another fact and another opinion for each of the topics on the worksheet.
Allow any students who are finding the sorting activity challenging to work in a small group with a teacher or teacher aide.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities