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

  • Grade Level

    2 to 3

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  • File Type


  • Buyer Reviews

    ✪  "My students loved this so much that they asked to take a copy home!! That never happens! Thank you for providing such a fun learning activity for my students." - Jenee

    ✪  "My second grade students were overly excited. They all wanted to stay in at recess to continue working on the various cases. For added effect, I made a policeman's hat out of construction paper for each student. We had a blast!" - Buyer

    ✪  "The previous reviews were absolutely right! I had my kids BEGGING me for more!! Such a fun, engaging way to teach about fact & opinion-thank you!" - Molly