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Lesson Plan: Listening and Talking - Recognizing the Difference between Fact and Opinion

Subject: Languages (Scottish Curriculum) Level: First Level Topic: Listening and Talking Desired Outcome: To help students develop an informed view, recognizing the difference between fact and opinion. Focus on concrete and abstract nouns.

Lesson Duration: 45 minutes

Resources: - Whiteboard or flipchart - Markers - Fact and opinion cards (prepared in advance) - Worksheet (prepared in advance) - Pencils or pens

Introduction (10 minutes): 1. Begin the lesson by asking students if they know the difference between fact and opinion. Allow a brief discussion. 2. Explain that a fact is something that can be proven true or false, while an opinion is a personal belief or judgment. 3. Write the definitions of fact and opinion on the whiteboard or flipchart.

Main Activities (25 minutes): Activity 1: Fact or Opinion? (15 minutes) 1. Divide the class into pairs or small groups. 2. Distribute fact and opinion cards to each group. 3. Instruct students to read the statements on the cards and decide whether they are facts or opinions. 4. Encourage students to discuss their reasoning with their group members. 5. After a few minutes, ask each group to share their answers and explain their reasoning. 6. Discuss any disagreements or uncertainties as a whole class, providing clarification if needed.

Activity 2: Concrete and Abstract Nouns (10 minutes) 1. Explain that nouns are words that name people, places, things, or ideas. 2. Differentiate between concrete nouns (things that can be perceived through the senses) and abstract nouns (ideas, feelings, or concepts). 3. Provide examples of concrete and abstract nouns, such as “dog” (concrete) and “happiness” (abstract). 4. Ask students to brainstorm and share examples of concrete and abstract nouns. 5. Write their responses on the whiteboard or flipchart.

Conclusion (10 minutes): 1. Distribute the prepared worksheet to each student. 2. Instruct students to complete the worksheet by identifying whether the given statements are facts or opinions and underlining the concrete and abstract nouns. 3. Allow students to work individually or in pairs. 4. Review the answers as a whole class, discussing any misconceptions or difficulties encountered. 5. Summarize the importance of recognizing the difference between fact and opinion and understanding concrete and abstract nouns.

Assessment: - Observe students’ participation and engagement during class discussions and activities. - Review students’ completed worksheets to assess their understanding of the difference between fact and opinion and their ability to identify concrete and abstract nouns.

Extension: - Encourage students to find examples of fact and opinion statements in newspapers, magazines, or online articles. - Provide additional practice worksheets or online resources for students to reinforce their understanding of fact and opinion and concrete and abstract nouns.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan as per the specific needs and abilities of your students.