Fact or opinion? What's the difference? This set of worksheets will teach your students.

The following collection of worksheets will present different statements to the student, and ask for a determination of whether the statement is a fact or an opinion. Some worksheets will present a subject, and ask the student to write both a fact and an opinion about it. Others will ask the student to explain why a given statement is a fact or an opinion. Answer keys have been provided for each activity sheet.

Remind your students that while people are entitled to their own opinions, they cannot have different facts. Facts exist independently of what anyone thinks.

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Worksheet 1

 Read each sentence.  Determine if it is a fact or opinion.  Write answer on the line.

Worksheet 2

Sentences include: Dresses look nicer and more professional than a pants suit. The Big Mac is the best hamburger sold.

Baseball Opinions

Baseball season is the greatest sports season of the year. Throwing a baseball is a fun activity for a father and son.

Worksheet 3

Sentence Examples Include: In 2011 a nuclear plant in Japan was damaged by an earthquake. Sally thinks her grandmother is the most loving grandmother in the world. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth. The average American black bear weighs around 880 pounds.

Worksheet 4

Sentence Examples Include: Rocks are naturally occurring solid aggregates of minerals or mineraloids. I agree that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The city of Los Angeles has entertaining places to visit on a family vacation. Rain is a liquid form of precipitation and sleet is a frozen form. Heliotherapy is an alternative medical therapy involving exposure to the sun.

Worksheet 5

 Write a complete sentence fact and opinion about each word.  Example provided.

Worksheet 6

Fact:  Thunderstorms are transient, sometimes violent storms with thunder and lightning. Opinion:  Thunderstorms are scary when you are home alone.

Worksheet 7

Fact:  Liver is high in cholesterol.   Opinion:  Liver is not an appetizing meat to have at a meal.

Worksheet 8

Fact:  Cursive writing is a style of handwriting that connects all letters in a word. Opinion:  With computers, cursive writing is outdated and unnecessary.

Worksheet 9

Fact:  A museum is a building where works of art and other objects of permanent value are kept. Opinion:  One of the most educational field trips is a trip to a museum.

Is it Fact or Opinion?

Very short sentences for very quick assessment.

How Can It Be Proven?

Read each statement. Circle whether it is a fact or opinion. If it's a fact, explain how it can be proven. If it is an opinion, write that it cannot be proven.

Facts Can Be Proven

Read each statement. Write whether it is a fact or opinion. If it’s a fact, explain how it can be proven. If it is an opinion, write that it cannot be proven.

Polar Bears

Read each statement. Is it a fact or an opinion? Write fact or opinion on the line.

Facts For Me

A fact is something that is true, or can be proven. An opinion is what someone thinks or feels about a subject.

In the Kitchen

Write one fact and one opinion about each topic.

Tiger Tiger

Read each statement. Is it a fact or an opinion? Color in the tiger next to each fact.

Questions Opinion

Read each statement. Is it a fact or an opinion? Write your answer on the line.

Box It Out!

Write one fact and one opinion about each topic.

Is That True?

A fact is something that can be proved to be true. An opinion cannot be proven; it is the expression of someone’s thought or feeling about a subject.

Fs and Os

Read each sentence. If it is a fact, write an F on the line. If it is an opinion, write an O on the line.

Checkboxes

Check the correct box. Ham sandwiches are delicious and Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield.

Pick A Topic

Write down as many facts as you can about the assigned topic. Then, on the lines below, express your opinion about the topic.

Prove It!

Identify whether each statement is fact or opinion. Write down how you can prove each fact.

Turtly

Write one fact and one opinion about each topic.