A statement of FACT can be proved TRUE or FALSE

A statement of OPINION is what someone believes or thinks.  There may or may not be a good reason to think this way.

Words that give you clues that a statement is an opinion are believe, like, and should. 
These words express how someone feels.



These are

A is the first letter of the alphabet.
Basketball is played with a round ball.
Turtles have a hard shell.





These are
I believe ice cream is everyone's  favorite food.
I like soccer the best.
Everyone should play basketball.

REMEMBER: A FACT can be proved true or false.
An OPINION is what someone believes or thinks.


Directions: Read each statement. THINK if the statement can be proved true or if it is what someone feels.

 I like chocolate candy bars for a snack.

 Dogs and cats have four legs.     

 I think everyone should play soccer.  
believe dogs make the best pet.
should swim once a day.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Exercise is good for you.



   Click on the red crayon to play                   Click on the yellow crayon to play
             Let's Make a Fact.                                    Let's Make an Opinion.

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