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7-fact-and-Opinion

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Fact and Opinion
OBJECTIVES
1. Differentiate fact from opinion
2. Determine the statement as fact or opinion.
3. Form opinions based on facts
ACTIVITY
1. The teacher will then flash words/terms/ideas/
concepts/situations, and the group needs to give
their opinion.
2. Be guided by the following opinion starters.
3
I FULLY AGREE ON THIS
BECAUSE…
I’M AFRAID I DISAGREE
ON THIS BECAUSE…
4
NOW, LET’S START!
5
LOVELIFE
CELLPHONE
RESEARCH
KOREANOVELAS
DUTERTE’S WAR ON DRUGS
Fact and Opinion
Facts

A statement of fact can be correct or
incorrect. You can check it by doing
research.
Mercury is the
Monkeys
are
planet
closest
mammals.
to the sun.
Opinions

A statement of opinion is a belief or
judgment. It often contains a word of
judgment, such as best, should, or beautiful.
It may begin with the words In my opinion or I
believe.
Bananas
She is the
are
the
coolest
best fruit
girl in
on
a summer
school!day.
Opinions

A statement of opinion should be
supported. A valid opinion is supported
by facts or good logic. A faulty opinion
is not.
Fact and Opinion

Some sentences contain both
statements of fact and statements of
It is the
opinion.
The size of a
author’s
opinion that the
whale is
beautiful.
blue whale
can be
proven.
The beautiful whale can grow
as big as 100 feet long!
A photo essay like Adelina’s Whales is
the best genre for fourth graders to read.
thisbe
statement
factAdelina’s
or an opinion?
While it Is
can
proven athat
Whales is
a photo essay, this statement contains an
opinion. Notice “best” is a judgment word.
La Laguna is the most amazing place for
Adelina to grow up.
Is this statement a fact or an opinion?
It cannot be proven true or false. It
involves a belief or judgment, feelings. It
might be a valid opinion, but it is not a fact.
Adelina has lived in La Laguna her whole
life.
ThisIscan
be proven.
could
this statement
a factAorperson
an opinion?
research this statement.
Adelina and her family believe their
hometown is a special place.
It involves a belief or judgment. Notice
Is this statement a fact or an opinion?
that “believe” is one of words that signals
an opinion. However, there are facts in
the story that make this opinion valid.
Mother whales are proud parents. They
lift their babies up to show them off.
Is this statement
a fact
an opinion? It
It involves
a belief
ororjudgment.
cannot be proven whether whales are
proud parents or not.
Whales brains are as large as a car’s
engine.
ThisIscan
be proven.
could
this statement
a factAorperson
an opinion?
research this statement.
As you read, try to
distinguish facts from
opinions.
 Remember how to figure
out if a statement is a
fact or an opinion.
 Remember that opinions
can be valid, but that
doesn’t make them facts.

Assignment
Write your stand about
President
Duterte’s
desire to bring back
death penalty in the fight
against crimes.