This week we have been working on distinguishing between facts and opinions. Whoa!!! Didn’t realize it would be that difficult! I used a 2 page article from the WONDERFUL site of Wonderopolis about the Appalachian Trail. (I have ONCE AGAIN changed our reading structure-don’t laugh- but will write more about that in a later post!). We have also been talking about our schema this week.
We read the article on Monday after MUCH schema (background) building. We partner read it on Tuesday and each group had to pick out facts and opinions from the article. We also GREATLY discussed some pertinent(important)(I’m trying to become a word wizard!) vocabulary.
Today each group had to pick either a fact or opinion (I told them which one) and write it on a sentence strip and put it on the board under that category. We read each one, decided if we agreed with its placement, and then talked about how we would prove or disprove the facts. Boy, are they having a difficult time with this! But the good news is: we will be focusing on it again next week! (That’s the change I mentioned earlier, but you’ll have to check back for that complete post!). 🙂