Activity Idea: Have students read an expository text, news article or news editorial. In small groups, have students distinguish between what was fact and and what was opinion in the piece. Using the text note tool or the camera tool and voice recorder, students should highlight one fact and one opinion from the text.
Tip: Check out Student News Daily for editorial articles.
Supports Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1,CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.3: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.