Explain that students will be working with a partner, rereading commentary examples from their Commentary Packet.
Students read through selected examples twice. The first time, they highlight or underline places in the text where the author uses facts. The second time, using a different color, they highlight or underline places in the text where the author uses opinion.
Partners evaluate and compare examples, noting the following:
What is the ratio of facts to opinions in each commentary?
How does each author integrate facts and opinions? When and where in each piece are they used?
What impact do you feel facts have in each commentary? What impact do you feel opinions have in each commentary?
Class regroups to share. Chart one list of “Facts and Opinions in Commentary” for display in the classroom.
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