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