Fact And Opinion Unit Lesson 3: Identifying Facts and Form Opinions From a Text

Complete lesson plan with suggestion to use the book Animal Smell by Kirsten Hall.  A link to a  printable .pdf of a student independent practice sheet is provided. Teacher reviews what was previously taught about facts and opinions (see fact and opinion lessons). Teacher models how to find facts and opinions using the text. Students respond by writing facts and opinions through guided and independent practice. You may need to register to use this site, but it is free.


Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
GLE 0501.3.3
Know and apply the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, evaluating, and publishing.
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Lesson Variations

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TIP: Chart the facts identified during the Guided Practice so that students can use them as a reference when completing the Independent Practice.

Helpful Hints

Necessary Materials:

  • Provided: Independent Practice Worksheet
  • Not Provided: Animal Touch by Kirsten Hall