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facts vs. Assumptions
Check it out
Check It Out is knowing the dierence between facts and assumptions,
and nding out what’s really true.
Just because someone said something, doesn’t mean it’s true. A fact is something you know is
true. An assumption is something you think is true, but you might be wrong.
In this activity, you are trying to gure out what happened to your snack.
Your mom usually packs your snack and lunch before school. This morning, she had to go to work
early, so your Grandma packed your lunch. Your Grandma does not usually pack your lunch.
You usually have apple slices with peanut butter for snack. When you go to your backpack at
snack time, your snack is not there. Your classmate, Mike, is eating apple slices with peanut butter
for snack today.
What happened to your snack?
Directions: To gure out what really happened, you need to think about what’s a fact and what’s
an assumption. Read each statement on the next page, and check o whether it is a fact that you
know is true, or an assumption that could be true or not true.