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Fact & Opinion
Transcript of Fact & Opinion
Aim for Today
Recognize the difference between fact & opinion.
A thing that is known or proved to be true.
Based on evidence.
Objective rather than subjective.
A view or judgement.
Not always based on fact or knowledge.
Subjective rather than objective.
Can sometimes be biased.
Finding it hard to tell which is which?
Look at the language
The study has
to the figures ...
The X-Factor results
North Yorkshire Police
But be careful ...
can be manipulated to express a biased opinion.
can be presented as facts, if the right
Sometimes it is difficult to separate the two.
Would you rather ...
a) Steal a little boy's presents on Christmas morning and set fire to them in his garden. N
o one will ever find out.
b) Stay at home and enjoy your own festive period but open the newspaper to find you are being accused of the crime.
Everyone in the world thinks it was you!
Identify fact and opinion in a given text.
Compose 5 facts and 5 opinions using relevant language.
Analyse a writers use of fact and opinion.
Create a counter article using your own opinion.
Now lets attempt to tweet 5 facts and 5 opinions about Teesside.
Use the Twitter templates provided.
Facts & Opinions -
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