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Oct 06 2011

Fact or Opinion?

We’re working on distinguishing facts from opinions in Language Arts this week.  Today each student was supposed to write a paragraph, on a topic of their choice, that included at least 2 factual statements and 1 statement of opinion. After I collected their paragraphs, I read some of the best examples to the class, and we decided which sentences were fact and which were opinion.

This is what I got from A.H., one of my biggest troublemakers and a prime spitball suspect (apparently the topic he chose to write about was himself):

“I am a handsome guy. I talk a lot in class.”

At least I know that he has a good grasp of the concept.

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