Fact vs. opinion
Knowing the difference between fact and fiction is very important, especially when it comes to gangs in your community. Oftentimes, gangs influence young people by providing propaganda or false information to persuade them to join the gang. Look through the news sections of the electronic edition of the St. Petersburg Times. Select a few articles of interest and evaluate those articles for facts and opinions. Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper. Label one side Fact and the other Opinion. List statements in each category and discuss with your family and class why these statements fall into that category. Share what you have learned here on the NIE Blogging Zone.