Fact and Opinion

• An OPINION is what someone believes -it cannot be proven true or false. • A FACT can be proven to be true. .Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between sentences that are facts and sentences that are fiction.

Deciding if a sentence is a Fact • If you can find proof. or evidence for a sentence. . then it is a FACT.

The earth orbits the sun. • 4. • 3. • 2. There are books in the library Does the Author want you to believe that these sentences are facts? YES No Next Slide . George Washington was the first president of the United States.Look at these sentences: • 1. Rabbits are mammals.

and find PROOF that the sentence states a fact.Rabbits ARE Mammals • You could look in a dictionary or encyclopedia. .

Fact or Opinion • Elephants have four legs. Fact Opinion Go On .You decide .

Fact or Opinion • Black is the best color for a dog. Fact Opinion Go On .You decide .

Fact or Opinion • Many people have dogs for pets.You decide . Fact Opinion Go On .

.Remember: A FACT can be proven to be true. An OPINION is what someone believes -it cannot be proven true or false.

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RIGHT!! That was an Opinion You could not find that fact in a dictionary or reference book Go Back .

that was a FACT. Go Back .Sorry.

That’s Right! The sentence was a FACT. Go Back .

You can prove these sentences are TRUE by using an encyclopedia. or your own experience.That’s Right!! The sentences are facts. GO Back . a dictionary.

Go Back . try again.Sorry.

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