We have been learning all about opinion writing. I felt before we could even start writing our opinions…we really needed to know what an opinion was!
So we created a t-chart defining a fact and opinion. We brainstormed places to prove something was a fact (the encyclopedia, a nonfiction book, Pebble Go, etc) and modeled a few examples of each.
Then, I taped the fact header pencil on one side of the room and the opinion header pencil on the other side of the room.
We were **supposed** to pass out the fact and opinion cards and have students walk to the side of the room that the sentence on their pencil fit.
Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.