Author:
Kristin Robinson
Subject:
Elementary Education, Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Upper Primary, Graduate / Professional
Tags:
  • Building Explanations
  • Coaching
  • Inquiry Science
  • Oasis
  • SNUDLE
  • Udl
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Activity: Is it Data or Opinion?

    Activity: Is it Data or Opinion?

    Overview

    Teachers consistently point out that students have difficulty differentiating opinion from data. This guided activity uses small group work and whole group conversation, guided by teachers, to build student skills in identifying the differences.

    Created as part of the OASIS Coaching Support research study at CAST.

    Is it Data or Opinion?

    Identifying the difference between data and opinion can be a challenge. This activity provides some guided practice for students to work through what makes something data, and what makes it opinion.