Facts and Opinions
What is the difference between them?
Today's Learning Outcomes:
I can learn the difference between facts and opinions.
I can tell whether a sentence is a fact or an opinion.
I can write simple facts and opinions.
Do you believe everything you read in a newspaper?
I believe that most of the content is true but some parts have been exaggerated.
I believe everything I read in a newspaper because the news is new and current.
I don't believe everything I read in a newspaper because some of the news might not be true.
What is a fact? What is an opinion?
Fact: Something that is always true (e.g. People use their legs to walk.)
Opinion: What you think or feel (e.g. Purple is the best colour.)
Words and topics that tell you the sentence is a fact:
numbers (e.g. There is only one sun.)
dates (e.g. I was born in 2010.)
places (e.g. HKUGA Primary School is in Chai Wan.)
names (e.g. Donald Trump was the president of America.)
events (e.g. People would have parties during Christmas.)
history (e.g. The shortest war in history lasted 38 minutes.)
science (e.g. Babies have around 100 more bones than adults.)
Words and topics that tell you the sentence is an opinion:
Is this a fact or an opinion?
1. Sunday is the best day of the week.
2. April is a month with 30 days.
3. There are 12 months in a year.
4. Spring is the most beautiful season of all.
5. This has been an amazing week.
6. Your birthday comes only one day a year.
Try to write one fact and one opinion for each of the words I give you.
Fact: Listening to music can reduce stress.
Opinion: My favourite type of music is pop music.
Write one fact and one opinion for these words:
Fact: The leaves of a tree are green.
Opinion: This tree looks beautiful.
Fact: Carrot is a kind of vegetable.
Opinion: I like eating carrots.
Fact: Birds have wings.
Opinion: Birds are my favourite animal.
Can you do the things below after this lesson: