Lesson: 2: Analyzing Facts to Support Opinions

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to identify facts that are used to support an opinion in an editorial.

Lesson Plan

(I)               will explain that we are going to read editorials to see how the author uses facts to support his or her opinion. As we read, we are going to identify the subject, the author’s opinion, the facts the author uses to support his or her opinion, and the sources of the facts. I will read the editorial about curfews (provided) and model how to complete the “Using Facts to Support Opinions” chart (example is provided).
 
(We)           will read the editorial “Are School Uniforms that Bad?” (editorial is provided) and complete the “Using Facts to Support Opinions” chart (example is provided) by identifying the subject, the author’s opinion, facts that support the opinion, and sources. 
 
(You)          will read the editorial “Cigarettes are Drugs!” (editorial is provided) and complete the “Facts to Support Opinions” chart by identifying the subject, the author’s opinion, facts that support the opinion, and the sources for the facts. (Independent Practice is provided.)


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Student Independent Practice Worksheet   Classwork
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