In December Ms. Scharich’s Park Place School Title I third through sixth grade students did a mini unit to review Fact and Opinion. The students focused on sweet things like candy and chocolate.  Thus the title, Sweet Facts and Opinions.

 

Reviewing Facts and Opinions

Ms. Scharich reviewed with students the differences between facts and opinions.

Fact or Opinion

 

Facts and Opinions

 

Next, each student had to find facts and opinions about a variety of sweet candies.

Chocolate Bar - Sweet Facts and Opinions

 

Candy Cane - Sweet Facts and Opinions

 

Cotton Candfy - Sweet Facts and Opinions

 

 

Chocolate: Fact or Opinion

The children also read about the history of chocolate, identifying facts and opinions about chocolate.

History of Chocolate

 

chocolate

 

 

Maple Syrup: Fact or Opinion

Additionally, they found facts and opinions within a nonfiction text about Maple Sugar Trees.

Sugar Maple Trees - Facts and Opinions

 

Sugar Maple Trees - Facts and Opinions

 

Nonfiction Sugar Maple Trees article

 

Then they also created their own candies to show they could identify fact and opinion.

sweet treats
candies

 

sweet treats
candies and sweet treats

 

sweet treats
sweet treats and candies

 

In summary, students had a rewarding time practicing skills with facts and opinions.