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					Fact and Opinion


                         Skill                                                                    PREREQUISITE SKILLS
                         Fact and Opinion                                                            Categorizing ideas
                             A fact is something that can be proven.
                             An opinion is considered a personal thought or belief.
                         VSC OBJECTIVE(S)
  Knowledge and Skills




                                 2.2.A.4.e- Determine important ideas and messages in a text to recognize fact and opinion.

                         ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS
                                 A fact can be proven and there is information to support the conclusion.
                                 An opinion is a subjective statement or thought about an issue or topic.
                         CONCEPT KNOWLEDGE AND PROCESS
                                 Choose a book that appeals to early readers. Make sure that the book has both facts and opinions.
                                 Write the terms fact and opinion on the board or chart. Ask students what they think these terms mean.
                                 Record the students’ comments on the chart paper or board. Explain the meaning of fact and opinion.
                                 Give examples of the ways students have already come into contact with fact and opinion in their own lives.
                                 Read the book to the students, pause throughout the text to emphasis different statements in the text.
                                 Students should give thumbs up for an opinion and thumbs down for a fact.

                         ERROR INTERVENTION
                         IF students are struggling with fact     THEN teach facts on one day, opinions on the second day, and both on the
                              and opinion                                third day

                         IF                                       THEN



                         IF                                       THEN




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 officeofliteracy@bcps.k12.md.us                              Grade 2 Literacy Curriculum DRAFT                            Page 1
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                                                                   LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGIES
                          Best Used For…                Activity                             Description                            Materials
                          (indicate whether the
                            activity is good for
Suggested Learning Plan




                               small group,
                          minilesson, or whole
                                   group)
                           Whole Group             Picture Perfect          Display a picture on the board. Model how        A Poetry web
                                                                            to look at the picture and think aloud. At       Pencils
                                                                            this time, the teacher should pick one fact
                                                                            and one opinion. Give students four
                                                                            different pictures allow them to work in
                                                                            pairs. Each pair should list one fact and
                                                                            one opinion about each picture.
                          Whole Group              Newspaper Review         Review different parts of the newspaper          Give students a sheet of
                                                                            with the class. Students should distinguish       paper( one side says fiction
                                                                            which parts of the newspaper are factual          and the other says non –
                                                                            and which are opinion. All students will          fiction)
                                                                            have a sign that says fact on one side
                                                                            opinion on the other. Here are the
                                                                            sections the teacher should focus on
                                                                            during the lesson:
                                                                                 Letters to the editor
                                                                                 Restaurant reviews
                                                                                 Sports scores
                                                                                 Weather prediction
                                                                                 Birth announcements
                                                                                 Rainfall measurements
                                                                                 Advice column
                                                                                 Astrology advice
                                                                                 Movie reviews
                                                                                 Obituaries
                                                                                 Wedding announcements




         Baltimore City Schools – Office of Literacy
          officeofliteracy@bcps.k12.md.us                            Grade 2 Literacy Curriculum DRAFT                           Page 2
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         Whole Group            Look At Your Teacher   The teacher should wear a funny outfit or       Paper
                                                       wear something that is very noticeable.         Pencils
                                                       Each student should receive a posted tab.       Posted tabs
                                                       Tell the students to write down one fact
                                                       about what they see when they look at
                                                       you. Have each student to put their
                                                       answer on the board. At this time, the
                                                       students should do the same for opinion.
                                                       Review the definition of fact and opinion.
                                                       Review the students answers and have an
                                                       open discussion.
                                                             DIFFERENTIATION

               Accommodations*                                                                          G.A.T.E./Enrichment




Baltimore City Schools – Office of Literacy
 officeofliteracy@bcps.k12.md.us                Grade 2 Literacy Curriculum DRAFT                          Page 3
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                                                                             RESOURCES
Suggested Learning




                                     Suggested Texts                     Teacher Created Materials           Technology Resources
                        The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell                                            (On-line Fact and Opinion Readings)
                                      Mathis                                                              www.internet4classrooms.com
       Plan
    Assessments




                               MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION BANK                                        OTHER WAYS TO ASSESS




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                   officeofliteracy@bcps.k12.md.us              Grade 2 Literacy Curriculum DRAFT                        Page 4

				
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