Baseball Fact and Opinion PowerPoint Game

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This is my favorite Fact and Opinion game yet. I just played it with my 2nd graders and they loved it. The game has thirty slides and tells the story of a kid going to a baseball game with his dad. Each slide has one statement on it.

My students are divided into eight teams and each team gets a card that says fact on one side and opinion on the other. I show a slide and the students put the correct answer face up on their table. I then get my exercise by looking at each answer to see if it is correct. If it is correct I drop off a bookworm card.

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The bookworm cards have 1 to 5 points on them. My rule is that students are not allowed to touch the cards until it is time to count up the points, otherwise they pounce on each card and it very annoying.

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Then I click the PowerPoint slide and a baseball bounces into view with the words fact or opinion. It’s really cute and the kids were delighted by it.

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After 10 slides the “count your bookworm cards” slide comes up, then the kids pounce on the cards and count up their points. Students can add or count the pictures on the card. The team with the most points gets a prize. Then on to round 2. During the game I will ask why is that an opinion, to check for understanding, or what word in the sentence makes it an opinion?

 

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You can get my Baseball Fact and Opinion PowerPoint Game here. It includes the Bookworm Cards and there is a preview of a few slides if you want to see how it works.

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