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.