Fact and Opinion

Fact and opinion skills help a student distinguish between statements that can be proven true (facts) from statements that express an attitude or judgment and cannot be proven true (opinions).

Ethan’s Bike Ride

Ethan sat on his bike. He held tight to the handlebars and pedaled fast. When he got to the end of the driveway, he turned around. He squeezed the brakes and stopped in front of Mom. “See? I never fall any more. Can I ride to the park on my…

Lost in New York

Owen stepped out of the yellow taxi cab and looked up. All around were the tallest buildings he had ever seen.  “Those are called skyscrapers, Owen,” said Dad. “Welcome to New York!” Dad took Owen’s hand and led him through a glass door. The man at the desk gave Dad…

Radio Station Contest

Alexis and Zoe were sitting at the kitchen table doing homework. They were having a hard time concentrating on their assignment because the radio station was playing music from their favourite band, the Shape Shifters.  “I can’t believe the Shifters are going to be playing here and we can’t go!”…

Swara the Snow White Swan

Swara was a swan. Her feathers were as white as snow. She lived at the lake with her friends, the ducks and turtles.   All the ducks liked to splash and swim. Some even liked to dive head-first into the water and kick their orange feet into the air. The turtles…

Paul’s Birthday Surprise

Paul woke up feeling very happy. Today was his birthday. Paul was now five years old. At breakfast, Dad poured Paul some cereal into a bowl. Then he added a little milk. “See you later, Paul,” Dad said. Dad grabbed his lunch and ran out the door. Paul ate a…

The Class Party

Back on the first day of school, Ms. Ryan told all the children that at the end of the year there would be a class party for the second grade. Everyone was very excited. June seemed very far away at the time, and the students kept their minds on their…

The Red Sock

One Saturday morning, Jeremy woke up to a quiet house. Usually Mom was awake making breakfast and cleaning the kitchen, but not today. Jeremy knocked on her bedroom door. “Mom?” he called. “Don’t come in, Jeremy,” said Mom. “I have a terrible cold. I don’t want you to get sick. You…

Sophie the Little Hero

Sophie did not like being the baby of the family. All of her four brothers and sisters were big and she was little. When she wanted to wear her sister Ella’s red dress, Ella said, “No! You are too little!” When she wanted to ride Madison’s horse, Madison said, “No!…

Pizza Night

Friday is Parker’s favorite day of the week. Every Friday, Parker and his mom order pizza from their favorite pizza place. They always eat dinner together while they watch TV. Parker likes to watch home shows with Mom. It’s fun to watch people shop for new houses. Parker likes to guess which house they will choose.…

The Ice Cream Stand

Tiegan and Jonas lived in a small town near the beach. Every summer, the ice cream stand opened back up. On the first day, Tiegan and Jonas would always get two small ice cream cones. The ice cream stand had many flavors, and it was often hard for Tiegan to…