I am working on the differences between facts and opinions with my younger crowd. We have spent the past week working on the basic definitions of a fact and an opinion. We've sampled popcorn, looked at Frozen pictures, and even stuffed animals to help us understand the difference between the two words. (The popcorn, while fun, was not the most effective teaching tool.)
We are slowly moving towards sorting and writing activities. Since I seem to have an abundance of Frozen experts, I am kicking off the sorting activities with a quick activity that focuses on Anna, Elsa, and Olaf.
Next, comes the fun of making sure that we can carry our new-found skills over to something that is not covered in pretty snowflakes.
The sorting pages give several examples to help remind students of what they are looking for in each statement.
I also kept the statements on these cards shorter than my previous Fall and Christmas editions since this activity is aimed at lower grade levels.
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