How To Have A Fact and Opinion Doctor Day That Students Will Love

As elementary teachers, we all know that teaching our students the basics of reading and writing is a crucial component of their education. However, there’s one particular skill that often gets overlooked: distinguishing between fact and opinion.

fact and opinion activities for kids

In today’s world, where information is readily available at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever for our students to understand the difference between what is true and what is someone’s personal belief. 

By teaching our elementary students how to identify facts and opinions, we’re not only preparing them to become critical thinkers, but we’re also giving them the tools they need to navigate the vast amounts of information they’ll encounter throughout their lives!

If you’re looking for fact and opinion activities or fact and opinion worksheets for your elementary students, you’re in the right place. 

I brainstormed and came up with something that I knew students would love and be totally engaged with- Fact and Opinion Doctor Day! 

fact and opinion activities

This Fact and Opinion Doctors resource was created to make pulling off this theme day a breeze. 

fact and opinion worksheets

Students will be Fact Doctors for the day to weed out the facts from the opinion diagnosis for patients! They’ll get 7 cases with notes from witnesses and a medical case journal to write their facts and opinions. They’ll get the opportunity to sort facts from opinions while they read through their cases. You can share the vocabulary cards and the Opinion Sentence Starters poster prior to the activity to get them ready. 

This activity is so fun, students won’t even know they’re learning! You can even invite your students to dress up as doctors for school to make it extra fun. 

fact and opinion worksheets 3rd grade

Here’s what’s included: 

  • Directions and Suggestions
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Opinion Sentence Starter Poster
  • Station Labels (up to 7 plus a doctor hat station)
  • 7 Patient Cases with 3 Notes that have witnesses’ facts and opinions. 
  • 1 Example filled out to share with the class.
  • A Medical Case Journal for them to write the facts, opinions, and diagnoses. (2 sizes included)
  • A Rubric
  • Certificates
  • Craft Fact Doctor Hat
  • 3 Signs for Decor
  • Photos of my setup
  • Credits
fact and opinion activities

What do you think? Are you going to have a Fact and Opinion Doctor Day? Let me know in the comments!

For more theme day ideas, check out my post here!

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