What is the difference between a fact and an opinion?
A fact is a statement that can be proven to be true. An opinion is a statement that expresses how someone feels.
Fact vs Opinion
Dogs have fur. The Beatles were a band. The last day of school is May 22nd.
Dog fur is pretty. The Beatles sang great songs. I love preparing for the SOL.
Which of the following is a fact?
- I received a 98% on the reading test.
- Gary Paulsen is my favorite author.
- I'm the smartest student in the 11th grade.
- Reading is very easy.
Which of the following best describes an opinion?
- Something that can be proven.
- A person's thoughts or feelings about something.
- Making a good choice.
- A person who can prove something.
Turn and Talk: Talk to the person next to you, create a fact and opinion statement.