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Fact or Opinion Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers can be used to help distinguish facts vs. opinions in a theme or text.

A student can use one of these graphic organizers to help determine which parts of a news article, debate, or essay are facts and which are opinions. This is a useful tool for developing critical thinking skills.

Printouts:



Fact/Opinion T-Chart Printout

A T-Chart with columns for Facts and Opinions.



Fact/Opinion T-Chart Printout (4 rows)

A T-Chart with columns for Facts and Opinions and four rows to fill in.



Fact/Opinion T-Chart Printout (5 rows)

A T-Chart with columns for Facts and Opinions and five rows to fill in.



Fact/Opinion 3-Column Chart Printout

A Fact/Opinion chart with three columns for Facts, Opinions, and How You Know?



Fact/Opinion News Article T-Chart Printout (4 rows)

A T-Chart for analyzing a news article with columns for Facts and Opinions, four rows to fill in, and two questions about the facts and opinions presented in the article.



Fact/Opinion News Article T-Chart Printout (5 rows)

A T-Chart for analyzing a news article with columns for Facts and Opinions, five rows to fill in, and two questions about the facts and opinions presented in the article.

Printable Activities
These printable activities have the student think about whether statements are fact or opinion.


Fact or Opinion?

For any given topic (supplied by the teacher or the student), write 10 facts and 10 opinions about that topic. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).


Draw a Picture: Fact or Opinion?

For any given topic (supplied by the teacher or the student), draw a picture of the topics, then write 5 facts and 5 opinions about that topic. A fact is supported by evidence and can be proven; an opinion is how you feel about something and is open to debate. Or go to a pdf of the worksheet (subscribers only).


Color and Write: Facts or Opinions?

In this series of worksheets, the student colors the picture, then writs 5 facts and 5 opinions about the topic. There are many topics to choose from, including: Apple, Blank, Butterfly, Clouds, Earth, Elephant, Moon, Panda, Penguin, Polar Bear, Pumpkin, Scarecrow, Shark, Spider, Turkey, and USA.


Fact or Opinion?

In this series of worksheets, the student determines if each of the the statements are facts or opinions. There are checkmark worksheets on many topics to choose from, including: Animals, Astronomy, Blank, Butterfly, Calendar, Canada, Geography, Groundhog Day, Halloween, Human Anatomy, Insects, Plants, Presidents, US States, Thanksgiving, and Weather.


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