Fact and Opinion
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Read critically to determine what is fact and what is opinion.

What is FACT ?

A fact is a statement that can be proven true.
You can make sure it is true by checking the information in a book or an encyclopedia.

What is OPINION ?

An opinion expresses
personal beliefs or feelings.
An opinion cannot be proven, so it is not a fact.


of fact:

  The capitol of the United States is Washington, D.C.

  The largest state in the U. S. is Alaska.

  There are 3 states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.

  The longest river in New York is the Hudson River.



      Some word clues to help
       recognize opinions are...

                   * I think
                   * I believe
                   * best


  I think McDonald's is better than 
I believe that my dog is smarter
      than your dog.
  Domino's has the
best pizza in town.


  Can you  tell which statements are fact and which are opinion?

        George and Tom were working on a report on New York state. They learned 
  that New York was settled by the Dutch and was once called New Netherlands.
  George thought the report needed more details. He told Tom that Henry Hudson
  had discovered the Hudson River. Tom agreed to do more research on the Hudson
  River. When they finished the report they both agreed their report would be the
  best in the class.

                                                          Click on the book to see if you were correct.



Be able to tell fact from opinion.

Click on the book for practice.

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