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Fact and Opinion

English Language Arts, Grade 3

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A fact is a statement that can be proven. You can find it published, often in more than one place. An opinion is a statement that shows the point of view that someone has about a topic. An opinion is a judgment. The writer wants to convince the reader to agree. Advertising is a Mix of Fact and Opinion Some of the sentences in an ad are facts. Some are opinions. The opinions try to convince you to buy the product or service. Fact: Are You Smarter than Your Parents? is a new TV game show that airs on Tuesday nights. If you doubt a fact, you can look for evidence to prove it. You can check the TV listings to find that this show airs on Tuesday in the evening. You can go online to find out that the show is in its first season and thus new. Opinion: Are You Smarter than Your Parents? is the best new TV game show of the season. There is no way to prove that it is the best new TV game show. Some people may dislike it; they would not agree that it’s even good. A set of 500 blocks is just $59.99. Hurry–at this price, supplies won’t last! Fact Opinion Castle Stone Building Bricks The toy your child wants the most! These sturdy plastic bricks look like they’re made of stone. They snap together easily to build castles, forts, and stone walls. Your child will be delighted! Improve your child’s imagination and give him or her hours of fun with Castle Stone Building Bricks! Fact and Opinion Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4027
1. __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ 2. __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ 3. __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ 4. __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ 1. _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ 2. _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ This ad states 4 facts. It states 2 opinions. Can you spot them? Complete the T chart using the sentences in the advertisement. FACTS OPINIONS Exploding Pumpkins is the video game from VidsKid that you’ve been waiting for! Throw sticks of dynamite at pumpkins and watch them blow up! Import pictures of friends and family and have the pumpkins explode above their heads! Rated “Best New Game” in the Nonviolent Category last month by Gamers International. Exploding Pumpkins is the most exciting video game you can play. Get in on the fun today! Download Exploding Pumpkins for just $19.97! Fact and Opinion Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4027