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Exploring Fact and Opinion in Nonfiction by Using Key Ideas and Details

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In this unit, students will explore the use of fact and opinion in nonfiction sources. Students will:

  • distinguish between fact and opinion statements.
  • interpret the author’s opinion in a biography.
  • identify fact and opinion statements in biographies and advertisements.
  • apply critical thinking skills to compare multiple accounts of the same event.


Essential Questions

  • How does interaction with text provoke thinking and response?
  • How do strategic readers create meaning from informational and literary texts?
  • What is this text really about?
  • How do readers know what to believe in what they read, hear, and view?


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