Pick a topic the kids care about. For mine that might be Cardinals or Cubs, is recess necessary, whether we need a summer break, etc. Pick the stance that will disagree with most of the kids and make a factual statement and an opinion statement. Have kids identify the one you can prove and the one you can’t.
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In my last fact and opinion lesson, I wrote "LOJA" (city where my students and I live). Then asked them to write abuout our city. Some volunteers went to the board and wrote: Loja is a wonderful city, Loja is located to the south of Ecuador, Loja has friendly people, Loja is the capital of this province, etc. After that, I draw a table and with two headings: FACTS and OPINIONS and they classified their sentences in the cforresponding place. The rest of students were motivated to participate and give more examples.
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