Fact or Opinion Follow-up

Put a cross in the boxes for which statements are facts and which are opinions

FACT

STATEMENT

OPINION

x

Maryland is located in the UNited States.

Reading is the most interesting subject in school

x

The character of Cinderella should marry the prince.

x

x

Bats use echolocation when the fly to “see” where they are going

Read the following passage and answer the questions below.

Everglades National Park is an amazing place.  Located near the southern tip of Florida, it is a wilderness wetlands of swamps, marshes, and lakes.  The park is the home of animals, including many rare ones such as the Florida panther.  The most exciting ways to see the park are on foot or by canoe.  At times, park rangers lead group hikes right into the water itself.  Hikers carry poles to help them keep their balance in the water.  Although alligators live in the park, they tend to avoid humans and don’t bother hikers.  Hiking at night is especially fun to do.  That is when many animals come out to feed.  Canoe rides are rewarding too.  Canoes allow visitors to see the park and some of its inhabitants up close in their natural habitat.  Alligators, turtles, bald eagles, manatees, and snakes are just a few of the creatures at home in Everglades National Park.

What is the author’s opinion of the park.

amazing

What facts did he use to support his opinion

lots of animals like sea animals and more

Read the passage and complete the organiser below.

  The most admired person in American history is Thomas Jefferson.  At the age of nine, Jefferson studied Latin, Greek, and French.  I think it is astonishing to learn three languages at the age of nine!  He entered college at the age of sixteen.  After graduating from college, Jefferson studied to become a lawyer.  He also became an architect, and he designed his own home, Monticello.  It is the most amazing home you will ever see.  Jefferson invented many things for his house that other houses of that time did not have.  For example, Monticello had a dumbwaiter, a small elevator to move food from one floor to another.  He also invented the swivel chair.  In my opinion, he is the smartest man who ever lived.

Author’s Opinion

Fact # 1 that proves opinion

that he had a big house

Fact # 2 that proves opinion

he became an architect and a lawyer

Fact # 3 that proves opinion

he have a dumbwaiter

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