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

Understanding the innate difference between a fact and an opinion is a key to making good decisions. Whether it be facts about a product we are about to purchase or about the record of a political candidate. There are entirely industries that are focused on blurring the public's ability to distinguish between these two. The purpose of any form of writing or any form of expression can hide the difference between facts and opinions very subtly. It can help better understand if what you are taking is objective and takes all accounts on the matter into perspective. Being able to consistently determine this will heighten your research skills to the next level. Facts are fully verifiable and there is no argument as to whether they are valid. This is where scientific research comes into play. Facts when used properly in context can help us draw strong conclusions and give our work meaning. Opinions are based on judgement and can be plagued with bias. Beyond look at facts, we can make our judgement on a piece based on who put it together. If you reading a statement on how healthy drilling for oil is that was prepared by the people that are looking to make money from it, bias heavily comes into play and can be seen as an assortment of facts spun in a context to make it appear as evidence.

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

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Worksheet 1

 Read each sentence.  Determine if it is true/false or just someone's thought process.  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

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

Worksheet 7

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

Opinion or What? Worksheet 8

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 With computers, cursive writing is outdated and unnecessary.

Is It A Fact? Worksheet 9

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

Is it a Provable Fact or Just an Opinion?

Very short sentences for very quick assessment.

How Can It Be Proven?

Read each statement. Circle your answer to the best of your ability. 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. 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 both of them 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.


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 with a reason or purpose behind each choice. Write down how you can prove each fact.


Write one fact and one opinion about each topic.