If you're looking for a highly engaging activity that will teach your students how to distinguish between fact and opinion, this is it!


With this fun literacy center, kids become observant text detectives. They will read each story along with the witness statements to determine which clues are facts and which are just opinions.


Next, record the clues in the detective notebook. Compare them to the suspect cards to determine who the culprit is. If students successfully weed out the opinions, the case will be solved.


• 8 different cases to solve
• Top Secret Case Files
• Storylines
• Witness Statements
• Suspect Cards
• Detective's Notebook.

Part two of this pack is a sorting activity for literacy centers. Students read each statement and then sort by whether it is fact or opinion.

• 30 Statement Cards
• Heading Cards
• Instructions

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Fact & Opinion Literacy Center