Lesson: 2: Using Resources for Facts and Opinions

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to identify and describe facts and opinions in different types of books (biography, atlas, almanac, self-help, fiction chapter book, historical fiction books, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and mystery).

Lesson Plan

(I)       will review what we learned in Lesson 1 about where to find facts and opinions. I will show several choices of resources (teacher’s choice) and read a sentence from one resource (identified by the teacher). I will discuss if this sentence is a fact or an opinion and which resource I could find the information in. I will model how to locate the information in the correct resource. For example, “Penguins cannot fly.” is a fact and would be found in an informational book about penguins or an encyclopedia. “The character is excited about riding the school bus.” is an opinion and can be found in Ramona Quimby, Age 8.
(We)       will listen as the teacher reads 23 more statements from books and determine if they are facts or opinions. We will discuss where to find this information and why we think it would be in that resource.
(You)       will determine if statements are facts or opinions and use classroom resources to find the information in the Scavenger Hunt. (Independent Practice is provided.)

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