MicroLesson 10: Distinguishing Fact and Opinion

MicroLesson 10: Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
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Language Arts Presenter, MicroLesson 10 (see Additional Notes below)

Time required: 18-23 minutes

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By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that a fact is a statement that can be proven to be true.
  • list at least three ways that facts can be verified.
  • recognize that an opinion cannot be proven to be true.
  • give examples of at least three phrases that commonly introduce opinions.
  • recognize that comparative adjectives are often found in statements of opinion.
  • correctly distinguish fact an opinion when presented with 10 sample sentences.

Distinguishing Fact and Opinion, Full Version, comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle.   Additionally, all "Free Trial" stamps have been removed.

With the presentation itself and both puzzles, an entire class period will be needed to complete all of the activities. 

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  • Using Context Clues
  • Identifying Cause and Effect
  • Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • Recognizing Supporting Details
  • Identifying the Main Idea
  • Making Inferences

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ADDITIONAL NOTES

This application is one of the 30 MicroLessons available in the series, Language Arts Presenter.

Each MicroLesson features animated talking avatars who present instructional material to your language arts classes via a smart board or a digital projector.

In addition, these MicroLessons include...

  • definitions and examples.
  • direct instruction.
  • a summary of the instruction (in most MicroLessons).
  • practice quizzes ranging from 5 to 15 questions.
  • an on-screen answer key.
  • a word search and crossword puzzle to extend the mini lesson (the words found in the word search provide the word bank for the crossword puzzle).

Teachers report that during MicroLessons, they...

  • appoint students to be mouse operators while they roam the classroom, keeping a wary eye on the knuckleheads.
  • become dynamic partners with the avatars, giving additional examples of concepts, checking for comprehension, and reading questions and answer choices orally to the class.
  • record scores, grade papers, or even work on lesson plans.

All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari.  As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

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