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Fact or Opinion. How can you tell?. Statement. A statement is a telling sentence. It tells a reader something. Statements can be fact or they can be opinion. . STATEMENTS OF FACT. Factual statements are true. You can’t argue with facts. . Example: We are at school.

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Fact or opinion

Fact or Opinion

How can you tell?


Statement
Statement

  • A statement is a telling sentence. It tells a reader something.

  • Statements can be fact or they can be opinion.


Statements of fact
STATEMENTS OF FACT

Factual statements are true. You can’t argue with facts.

Example:

We are at school.


STATEMENTS OF FACT

Can anyone argue with that?

NO!

It's a fact!


Here are

more facts!

  • George Washington was the first president of the United States.

  • Mrs. Haydel and Mrs. Ritz are our principals.

  • We are in second grade.

  • The sun shines during the day.


Statements of opinion
STATEMENTS OF OPINION

Opinion statements tell how someone feels. They aren’t always true. You can argue with an opinion.

Example:

Class time is better than recess!


STATEMENTS OF OPINION

Can anyone argue with that?

Yes!

That's not how I feel!

Everyone feels differently!


Here are

more opinions!

  • Winter is the best month of the year.

  • Football is the worst sport in the world.

  • The coolest class is in room 100.

  • French fries taste better with barbeque sauce.


Fact or opinion1

Fact or Opinion

You be the judge!


Every year has twelve months and 52 weeks

FACT

Every year has twelve months and 52 weeks.


Dancing is for girls only

OPINION

Dancing is for girls only.


Monday tuesday wednesday thursday and friday are days of the week

FACT

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are days of the week.


The thermometer outside says 65 degrees

FACT

The thermometer outside says 65 degrees.


Strawberry is the best ice cream every made

OPINION

Strawberry is the best ice cream every made.


We ate dinner at my grandmother s house last night

FACT

We ate dinner at my grandmother’s house last night.


I think the new orleans saints are better than the chicago bears

OPINION

I think the New Orleans Saints are better than the Chicago Bears.


Grandmothers love better than grandfathers

OPINION

Grandmothers love better than grandfathers.


Only boys should play sports

OPINION

Only boys should play sports.


The kings and queens used to live in castles

FACT

The kings and queens used to live in castles.


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