Fact or Opinion Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL


Total Pages 81 plus 36 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Determining if something is a fact or an opinion is the focus of this 80 page plus 36 google slide unit developed for students with autism and other special learning needs.


This unit has various activities to help students understand what is a fact and what is an opinion and why it is important to know the difference. The materials are designed to allow students with multiple levels of learning to access and engage in lessons learned through reading the story included in this unit, Fact or Opinion.


There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on how to determine the difference between facts and opinions through the use of graphic organizers and practice worksheets. This repetition encourages a deeper understanding of this challenging concept.


*****This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 36 google slides which include a differentiated set as well as a movie version of the book.


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Fact or Opinion Unit Includes:


  • 10 day lesson plan
  • 24 page story (includes a movie version)
  • Vocabulary board
  • 2 Circle maps (includes digital version)
  • Venn Diagram (includes digital version)
  • Identify fact or opinion in examples (includes digital version)
  • Identify fact or opinion in stories (includes digital version)
  • Quiz (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.


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★★★This unit goes well with my unit on Author’s Purpose which you can find by clicking below:

Author’s Purpose Unit