Use fact and opinion paddles during and after reading a source to check that students understand the difference. Developing Claims and Using Evidence Evaluate a source by distinguishing between fact and opinion.
This website is a wonderful resource for students to use for reference on many different topics including plagiarism. This anti-plagiarism checklist is an excellent quick reference when they want to ensure they are submitting original work.
Rosa Parks, Black History Week, First Grade. Could have students work in a group or individually to chose a Civil Rights leader. This is an example, but thought bubbles about what the leader may have thought about leads to in depth thinking as well.
Opinion Writing for back to school, with carefully chosen facts included for students to analyze, discuss, and use to support their opinion to an engaging focus question: "What is the most important class rule?" Complete with lesson plan, printables, and extensions. Gr 3-5 ($).