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FACT & OPINION Sort Text Detective Reading Comprehension Activities & Centers

Rated 4.88 out of 5, based on 3111 reviews
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Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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Formats Included
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40 pages
Easel Activity Included
This resource includes a ready-to-use interactive activity students can complete on any device.  Easel by TPT is free to use! Learn more.
Easel Assessment Included
This resource includes a self-grading quiz students can complete on any device. Easel by TPT is free to use! Learn more.

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My students LOVED this activity! It was a great wrap up activity for our week of lessons on fact and opinion.
What a fun, engaging activity to review fact and opinion! I added some magnifying glasses and detective hats and the kids had a blast!
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Are you looking for a fun, highly engaging, and EFFECTIVE way to teach fact and opinion? This set of activities will teach your students how to distinguish between fact and opinion by becoming observant text detectives. You can even use it as the basis for a room transformation!

This resource includes:

  • Fact Detectives Reading Centers
  • Fact and Opinion Sort
  • Assessment


This activity is super engaging for students! They will read each storyline along with the witness statements to determine which clues are facts and which are just opinions.

Next, students record the clues in their detective notebook and 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
  • Fact Finder Detective Badges

The Detective's Notebook page has also been prepared for digital use in Easel. You can assign a case via your online learning platform and students can fill out their notebook page online as well.


Part two of this resource is a sorting task for your literacy centers. Students read each statement and then sort by whether it is fact or opinion.


  • 30 Statement Cards
  • Heading Cards
  • Instructions


This resource includes digital activities that can be used with TpT's Easel feature. The assessment is self-grading. Students read/listen to a statement and choose whether it is a fact or an opinion. Includes 10 questions.

The detective's notebook has been prepared for use through Easel with answer boxes for students to type into. You can assign any of the cases in Easel and then have students complete the notebook page on their device.

There is also a digital fact and opinion sort with self checking answers.

These activities can be assigned in your online learning platform (LMS) for students to complete on any device. For more information on Easel Activities, see this. GETTING STARTED GUIDE.


These activities are very motivating for young learners!

❤️ "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

Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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