Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Identify Fact and Opinion in a Fiction Text

In this worksheet, students will identify facts and opinions stemming from a fiction text.

'Identify Fact and Opinion in a Fiction Text' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Distinguish Fact from Opinion

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

When we read or watch the news, it's important for us to identify which statements are fact and which are opinion.


This is so that we can make our own judgement on what's going on.


Facts are clear statements that are true and can be supported with evidence.


For example:

The hill was thirty-seven metres high.


person riding a bike up a hill


This statement can be checked to prove it's true.


As soon as someone gives their thoughts or feelings about something, it becomes an opinion.

So simply put, if someone says something is good or bad, we can tell this is an opinion straight away.


Opinions can sometimes be disguised as facts but we need to make sure  that they aren't biased.

Biased means the statement is swayed towards one point of view.


For example:

Dogs make the best pets.




This almost sounds like a fact, but it is actually the opinion of someone who loves dogs and so is biased in favour of them.

 Many people will think that other animals make better pets.


In this activity, you'll read a story and separate the facts from the opinions.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free

  • National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted / Parents
    National Tutoring Awards 2023 Shortlisted
  • Private-Tutoring-WINNER-EducationInvestor-Awards / Parents
    Winner - Private Tutoring
  • Bett Awards Finalist / Parents
  • Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents
    Winner - Best for Home Learning / Parents