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About this Product:
Part of the The Specific Skill Builders series, this section was created to give students targeted practice with Identifying Fact & Opinion- a key comprehension skill. By focusing on one comprehension skill at a time, struggling readers will have an opportunity to master that skill and improve overall reading and comprehension skills.
This section includes 15 high-interest short stories featuring a variety of fiction and nonfiction topics. The word count of the stories ranges from 146 to 155 words. They are written at a 3.0-4.5 reading level, to make them suitable for a wide range of students.
Each story is numbered rather than given a title. The final activity on each slide asks the student to write a title for the story. Having the student write a title is often a very effective way to determine the student's level of understanding about the main idea of the story. The engaging illustrations were designed to bring the story to life and help capture the interest of reluctant readers. The questions specifically focus on helping students identify facts and opinions.
Introducing the Skill:
Readers must be able to distinguish a fact from an opinion. Doing so allows them to make a sound judgment about the information they are receiving. To introduce this skill, explain the difference between a fact and an opinion. A fact is something that is true about a subject and can be tested and proven. An opinion is what someone thinks or feels about a subject. Others may not think or feel the same way.
Fact: Jerry has four sisters. Opinion: Jerry's youngest sister is the prettiest. Readers must be able to a and newer the following questions: Is this a true statement? Can this statement be proven? Does this statement tell a thought or a feeling? Is this one person's idea?
Write the words "facts" and "opinions" on the board. Ask students to think of some facts about a shopping mall. List them under facts; there are 120 stores, there is a movie theater, it was built in 2019. Ask students to think of some opinions about a shopping mall. List them under opinions; the best store is the Gap, the mall should be open on Sunday night, the mall is too crowded on Saturdays.
Two types of questions are included on each slide. There are questions that require written answers and multiple-choice questions. Questions 1-3 are multiple choice questions. Question 4 asks students to write whether a statement is a fact or an opinion. Question 5 asks students to state an opinion of their own about something in the story.
Google Classroom™ Activities If you've been looking for a way to integrate technology into your classroom, this is your answer. And the best part is you don't have to print, cut, laminate, or replace when you lose pieces....it's all DIGITAL! The purchase of this Google Classroom™ Activity includes a PDF that gives you access via a web link to the digital resource.
You do not have to be a Google Classroom to use this.
This is not an app and does NOT have sound or a "click to see if the answer is right" option for students. You will need internet access to initially download.
- PDF Download (with Link to Slides)
- 15 Google Slides
- Tips for Use
- The purchase of this Google Classroom™ Activity includes a PDF that gives you access via a web link to the digital resource.