ELA 5: When Opinions Creep Into Fact

Personally we don't like it when anything creeps. It's just...creepy. Today we'll learn all about preventing that from happening with opinions. You're on your own for creeping in all other aspects of life. Good luck with that.

5th GradeLanguage Arts
Elementary and Middle School5th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

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friend Yep you've probably set a lot People say all

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sorts of stuff that they're hungry for lunch How much

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we like our new jacket that if the bell doesn't

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ring soon we'll eat our new jacket for lunch Well

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maybe not that last one Anyway he sentences touch on

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very different things but a lot of them can be

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divided into two big categories Perfect and opinion facts are

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not only true but they can be proven to be

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true Whether it's through research observations or personal experience affect

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can always be proven in some way and that's a

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fact jack opinions on the other hands can't be proven

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they're based on people's personal beliefs or tastes And although

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they can be supported by facts they can't actually be

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proven to be true no matter how loudly there shouted

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across the thanksgiving dinner table Okay uncle jim Okay that's

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Pretty simple right But it's not Always easy to tell

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effect from an opinion Sometimes tiny slips of language allow

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opinion to creep into facts and that's no good If

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you like your facts to be super duper factual let's

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consider this sentence as an example The gorgeous actress and

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singer selena gomez was born in grand prairie texas If

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we consult her wikipedia page her birth certificate or make

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a long distance phone call to her parents any of

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those methods will verify that she was indeed born in

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grand prairie texas So that's a fact right We can

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call it a day Pack it up Go home Not

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so fast A bit of opinion has slipped into the

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sentence Can you spot it Yep the ward gorgeous So

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sneaky whether or not someone is gorgeous is a matter

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of opinion not fact So this sentence isn't purely factual

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but all we have to do to make this sentence

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completely factual got out that opinion word and bam fact

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once we know the differences between facts and opinions it's

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a lot easier to make sure sneaky opinions aren't creeping

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into our fact That being said there's nothing wrong with

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opinions and they can sometimes be a bit more fun

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than a pile of boring old back Well that's Just 00:02:15.04 --> [endTime] our opinion anyway