& Opinions in Commercials
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: September 15, 2001
up your lessons on fact and opinion with some previously recorded
TV commercials. Tape record 5-10 commercials from television.
Commercials that work well are such things as cleaning products
or food items. Have students divide their paper into 2 columns,
labeling one as "facts" and the others as "opinions."
As students watch the commercials, have them carefully listen
to every statement and tally whether the statement was a fact
or an opinion. Kids will quickly see that there are probably more
opinions in commercials than facts!
an extension to this activity, divide kids into groups to create
their own commercials. Tell them they must include at least 3
facts and 3 opinions for their "product." Perform commercials
and tally again.