We found 399 resources with the concept opinions
Political Ideology: Crash Course Government and Politics #35
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scholars investigate the various political ideologies that exist in the United States government and politics. The 35th video in a 50-part series outlines the sources that create a person's political ideology.
Why Facts Don't Convince People (and what you can do about it)
3 mins 9th - 12th
Birthers. Fake news. Terms all too familiar in the 21st century. Why is it that even when presented with facts it is impossible to convince some people that their opinions are wrong? Check out a short video that examines the psychology...
Opinion Writing Prompts from ABCmouse (English and Spanish)
K - 2nd
Available in Spanish and English, these opinion writing prompts are perfect for writing centers, homework assignments, student writing portfolios, and more. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access these and thousands of other resources for Preschool through 2nd grade. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to sign up.
Reading Nonfiction: Analyzing Joseph McCarthy's "Enemies from Within" Speech
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Looking for a instructional activity that teaches class members how to analyze nonfiction? Use Joseph McCarthy's famous "Enemies from Within" speech as a instructional text. Worksheet questions direct readers' attention to the many...
Nature Walk: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)
2nd CCSS: Adaptable
A three-story unit offers an assortment of challenge activities. Scholars complete a variety of activities, including writing their own campfire song, crafting an opinion paragraph, creating their own club, working on a picture book, and...
Kindergarten Writing Rubrics
K CCSS: Adaptable
Here is a set of three kindergarten writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces. They each include four levels of performance—beginning, developing, proficient, and exemplary—while also addressing Common Core language standards. The rubrics come in both PDF form and a document version for easy editing.
Close Reading: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
1st CCSS: Designed
Three readings make up a close reading lesson showcasing Mem Fox's picture book, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. After each reading, take part in a different activity designed to support comprehension and answer the question, What is...
The Lightning Thief: During Reading Strategy
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading up to page 371 of Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, get insight into how Percy felt making a major decision through active discussion strategies that enable both academic and thoughtful...
The Lightning Thief: Before Reading Strategy
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
This pre-reading activity will certainly make your class ponder. With five questions to reflect upon, get insight to the moral dilemma Percy faced in the novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle: Problematic Situations
3rd - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
When is it okay to go against authority and what can happen if you do? This is the leading question in this activity to accompany your classroom reading of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. After reading chapter eight,...
Talk About Alcohol: Why Are Young People Advised Not to Drink?
7th - 10th
What should young people think about before drinking alcohol? Have your class consider the eight reasons listed here, some of which are facts, and others opinions. Pupils rank each statement from one to eight, where one is the most...
News and News Analysis: Navigating Fact and Opinion in the Times
8th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Help your class understand the difference between fact and opinion by exploring the New York Times homepage and articles. In pairs or small groups, pupils complete a scavenger hunt, answering the provided questions. Next, discuss the...
Write a Thesis Statement for an Argumentative Essay
5 mins 3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
A strong thesis statement sets the tone for any piece of expository writing. In the second lesson of this series, young writers follow a step-by-step process to narrow down their topics and create an argumentative statement that can be...
Generate and Choose a Topic for Argumentatitive Writing
6 mins 3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
It's no secret that children are full of opinions, but choosing one to write about can be difficult. Walk young writers through the process of brainstorming, narrowing down, and choosing a topic in the first lesson of this series on...
Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing
8 mins 3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
Group Discussion: Accessing Books Around the World
3rd CCSS: Designed
Continue work with an informational text by following the procedures detailed here. The plan, part of a series, focuses on My Librarian is a Camel. Class members complete text-dependent questions and then prepare for and participate in a...
Inspiration: Persuasive Speeches and Essays
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Persuasive writing is going digital! Designed to guide learners through the writing process using Inspiration Software, this persuasive speech and writing lesson quells public speaking jitters by ensuring learners truly are prepared....
Inspiration Lesson Plan: Persuasive Essay
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Get inspired! Your class explores how to use Inspiration Software to plan a persuasive essay.They use the computer program to create a concept map on a specific topic. This tool will help them learn how to include facts and well-stated...
Persuasive Practice: A Mt. Rushmore Addition
5th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Budding authors research a US President and persuade the National Park Service to add him to Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the persuasive essay, individuals are required to develop a visual presentation using a web-based software that...
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
Student Opinion: What Small Things Have You Seen and Taken Note of Today?
7th - 12th
An interesting and unusual topic for a news article, this resource from the New York Times website asks learners to take a moment and consider all the things they notice during a typical day. Based of the editorial piece "Things I Saw"...
Understanding and Using Primary and Secondary Sources in History
7th - 12th
Explore primary and secondary sources in this historical analysis lesson. Young researchers define the terms primary source and secondary source. They read a primary source document provided by the teacher and answer questions about the...
Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
Student Opinion: Would You Consider A Nontraditional Occupation?
7th - 12th
What is a nontraditional occupation? A great nonfiction and engaging text from the New York Times, this worksheet includes a short article about men entering careers that have historically been dominated by women. After reading the...
Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3
6th CCSS: Designed
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter...
Lesson 3: Proving Facts and Forming Opinions
3rd CCSS: Designed
Time for Kids: Butterflies is used to model the process of determining if a text is based on fact or opinion. Children are taught how to skim for key words, and use headings or chapter names to locate proof of whether or not what they...
Student Opinion: Should Couples Live Together Before Marriage?
9th - 12th
Bring nonfiction into the classroom with this high-interest op-ed piece from the New York Times about love, marriage, and relationships in the 21st century. Pupils read a short article on the topic of cohabitation and offer their own...
The Final Analysis: Cause and Effect, Fact and Opinion
6th - 7th
Middle schoolers read and review informational texts, analyze cause and effect, and distinguish fact from opinion. They assess a "one-minute mystery" you read aloud for cause and effect relationships. Resource includes complete set of...
Supporting Opinions: Handling the End of a Friendship
7th - 11th
Four thought-provoking questions encourage readers to develop and support their opinions about strategies to end a friendship after exploring excerpts from a New York Times article. The reading is brief so this could be a lead-in to...
Increase Kindness, Defeat Bullying: Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation
7th - 9th
High-interest content captures your most reluctant readers and class participants. Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, in collaboration with Harvard University, seeks to nurture a culture of kindness and reduce bullying. Excerpts from...
Comprehension Skills: Evaluate Using Fiction Stories and Aesop's Fables
Primary readers investigate several comprehension skills in the ten lessons of this unit. Forming opinions about stories, comparing stories to each other, using Venn Diagrams, and applying the ideas from a story to real life situations...
Student Opinion: How Should Schools Address Bullying?
7th - 12th
Spark a disscussion about a current issue, bullying, in your classroom. This resource, published by The New York Times, provides a short article discussing a Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights passed into law in the state New Jersey followed...
What is True? Discovering the Difference between Fact and Fiction
The ability to distinguish between fact and fiction is the focus of this language arts lesson. Begin by viewing a PowerPoint that gives examples of fact and fiction. Then listen to The Story of the Milky Way, and try to determine what...
Teaching English: Consumer Society - Consumer Items
6th - 9th
Students read an article about consumer society. In this consumer activity, students read an article for information in order to argue a point. They talk about their opinions, or how they feel about consumer society/consumer items. They...
Lesson 2: Distinguish Fact from Opinion in Books
2nd CCSS: Designed
An important part of reading informational text is being able to discern fact from opinion. The class reads chapter one from the book, Penguins by Lynn M. Stone. They analyze specific sections of the text to determine if what is being...
Identifying Facts and Forming Opinions
1st - 2nd CCSS: Designed
Kirsten Hall's animal books provide learners with an opportunity to practice forming statements of opinions and factual statements. Using sentence starters such as "I learned. . ." and "I think. . ." class members craft sentences cite a...