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Identifying Facts and Opinions— Let's Practice!

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Today we are practicing identifying opinions and facts with Goopaw! This video contains examples to help you further practice and grow confident in this area.

Transcript Identifying Facts and Opinions— Let's Practice!

Goopaw says get ready to practice identifying facts and opinions. Here is a statement. Cheetahs are the coolest animal. Is this an opinion or a fact? It is an opinion because you can agree or disagree with this sentence! Did you also say it is an opinion? Let's look at another statement. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are married. Is this an opinion or a fact? It is a fact because it is stating something that is true and can be proven. Did you also say it is a fact? Here is another statement. The sports team was started in two thousand and six. Is this an opinion or a fact? It is a fact because we can see a specific year, and you cannot disagree with the year a team began. Did you also say it is a fact? Get ready for the next statement! All flowers should be pink. Is this an opinion or a fact? It is an opinion because not everyone thinks all flowers should be pink. Did you also say it was an opinion? Here is the final statement! All living things need water to survive. Is this an opinion or a fact? It is a fact because the word need gives us a clue that the statement true, and can be proven. Goopaw had so much fun practicing with you today! See you next time!

Identifying Facts and Opinions— Let's Practice! exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video Identifying Facts and Opinions— Let's Practice!.
  • Can you define opinions and facts?

    Hints

    Opinions are statements that reflect personal feelings, beliefs, or preferences and may vary from person to person.

    Opinions are when people share what they like, don't like, or think is good or bad.

    It's about saying what you prefer or enjoy!

    Facts are information that we can measure or know for sure.

    They are not opinions, and they help us learn about things in a clear and specific way.

    Solution

    A fact is a piece of information that is true, and that can be proven by research.

    An opinion is how a person feels or thinks about something.

  • What word in the statement indicates that it's an opinion?

    Hints

    This means that someone's opinion about flowers depends on what colors they like or what they believe about colors.

    It's about what they personally think!

    The words not everyone thinks show that people might have different ideas about flower colors.

    It means that what one person likes might be different from what another person likes.

    Opinions can be different!

    Solution

    It is an opinion because not everyone thinks all flowers should be pink.

  • Can you identify the facts and the opinions?

    Hints

    An opinion reflects personal preference.

    A fact is something we can measure, like using numbers, and it always stays the same way.

    Solution

    The facts are:

    • The earth revolves around the sun.
    • Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
    The opinions are:

    • Summer is the most enjoyable season.
    • Vanilla ice cream is the best flavor.
  • Is this a fact or an opinion?

    Hints

    Water always gets very hot and starts bubbling when it is heated to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Facts provide information that doesn't change.

    Opinions often include words like think, believe, or like.

    They are personal feelings or preferences that can vary from person to person.

    Solution

    The facts are:

    • Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit at sea level.
    • Butterflies start as tiny eggs, turn into caterpillars, and then become butterflies.
    The opinions are:

    • I think puppies are the best pets because they are so friendly.
    • My favorite color of flowers is yellow because it's so bright and happy.
  • Is this a fact or an opinion?

    Hints

    Facts are things that are real and true.

    Opinions are what someone thinks or feels.

    Solution

    The sentence is an opinion because you can agree or disagree with this sentence.

  • Can you identify the facts and the opinions?

    Hints

    Facts are often things we can learn from science or observe in the world around us.

    Opinions often involve expressions of liking or disliking something, or valuing one thing over another.

    Solution

    Facts about animals are:

    • Birds can fly because they have wings.
    • Elephants are the largest land animals.
    • Dolphins live in the ocean.

    Opinions about animals are:

    • Penguins are the best birds.
    • Dogs are better than cats.
    • I believe kittens are the cutest.