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Today we will distinguish facts and opinions.

Today we will distinguish facts and opinions.

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Today we will distinguish facts and opinions.

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  1. Today we will distinguish facts and opinions. Distinguish= tell apart

  2. What are we going to distinguish today? Distinguish facts and opinions!

  3. It is important to distinguish between facts and opinions because it helps you understand when the author is making opinions or not. To understand when something is an opinion or a fact.

  4. That is a fact! It can be proven! The dog is brown and the cat is grey. The lady is the best veterinarian in the world! This is an opinion. Maybe you know a better veterinarian?

  5. Fact A fact is a statement that can be proved true. Neil Armstrong was the first human to walk on the moon. He traveled to the moon in 1969 aboard Apollo 11. These statements are facts. You can check in many resources that Neil Armstrong was the first human to walk on the moon. You can also find sources that prove Armstrong flew to the moon in 1969 as commander of Apollo 11.

  6. Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen is five feet two inches tall. Facts! This is a fact because you can prove that she is the height by using a measuring tape.

  7. Fifty percent of the class thinks Sasha Cohen’s size makes her look cute. This is a fact because you can count the number of students that agreed that she looks cute and can prove that it is only fifty percent of the class. Cute means pretty!!

  8. Opinion An opinion is a statement that cannot be proved. It’s what a person thinks! Neil Armstrong is the bravestastronaut who ever lived. Travelling to the moon is the scariest thing a person could do. These statements are opinions. They cannot be proved. Some people might think that Neil Armstrong is the bravest astronaut who ever lived. Others might not. Some people might think that travelling to the moon is the scariest thing a person could do. Others might not. Scary!!!!

  9. Sasha Cohen’s size makes her look very cute. More Opinions! This is an opinion because it expresses someone’s feelings. Cute!!!!

  10. Although Sasha Cohen won a silver medal, she is the best skater in the world. Sometimes facts and opinions are mixed together This is both fact and opinion. You can prove that Sasha Cohen won a silver medal, but you can not prove that she is the best skater in the world. Silver Medal

  11. Signal Words for Opinion • I believe • We think • In my opinion • Best • Greatest • Cutest • Bravest Signals!!!

  12. Let’s Practice! In the 1950’s, when I was young, I lived in Houston, Texas. As I grew up, the city grew up. To me, the most exciting changes were those you could see on the skyline. One big building after another went up. When visitors came, we always took them downtown to show them the latest skyscrapers. All the following sentences are facts except In the 1950’s when I was young, I lived in Houston, Texas. As I grew up, the city grew up. To me, the most exciting changes were those you could see on the skyline. One big building after another went up. When visitors came, we always took them downtown to show them the latest skyscrapers. Steps to distinguishing facts and opinions in text. Read the sentence, section or paragraph. Look for signal words that might clue you to a an opinion. If it’s a fact, can you provide evidence from the text? Pick the correct answer.

  13. Let’s Practice! I discovered that the best way to learn about architecture is to look at the world around me. Steps to distinguishing facts and opinions in text. Read the sentence, section or paragraph. Look for signal words that might clue you to a an opinion. If it’s a fact, can you provide evidence from the text? Pick the correct answer. What would be another way of expressing the above statement in an opinion? Architecture started in ancient Rome with the ancient builders. If you look around the world, you see varied types of architecture. Around the world, I discovered that you can see architecture. Looking around my surroundings, I felt would be the only way of learning about architecture.

  14. Let’s Practice! After Hutchinson left her home, she and her followers built the new settlement of Portsmouth in what is now Rhode Island. She later moved to Long Island, in present day New York. She died in September, 1643 during an American Indian attack. Today a statue of Anne Hutchinson stands in front of the state house in Boston, Massachusetts. Which of the following sentences in NOT a opinion? After Hutchinson left her beautiful home, she and her followers built the new settlement. She later moved to Long Island, in present day New York to live a wonderful life. She died in September, 1643 during an American Indian attack. None of the above. Steps to distinguishing facts and opinions in text. Read the sentence, section or paragraph. Look for signal words that might clue you to a an opinion. If it’s a fact, can you provide evidence from the text? Pick the correct answer.

  15. Why is it important to distinguish facts and opinions in text? To help you understand whether you are reading about facts or what people think. What are some signal words that help us as readers to distinguish opinions in text?