Teaching Fact & Opinion with FUNKY Shoes!

Hello! I am breaking the radio silence on my blog to bring you a new teaching resource! I have been working on this one for a long time (a few years actually...) and I am so excited to show it to you! Get ready, because you will need to channel your inner Ms. Frizzle to teach with this packet. You will begin these lessons by decorating your own pair of funky shoes. I got my high heels (pictured below) from a thrift store for only a couple of dollars. Then I got creative and decorated them with glitter, pompoms, jewels, flowers, a butterfly, and markers. You will need to be super creative-- the crazier, the better! For this lesson it’s important to create shoes that will spark some serious conversation, opinions, and interest among your students.

Once your shoes are decorated, wear them to school. You can wear them all day, or just during the fact/opinion lessons. I promise that your students will be very curious about your shoes and they will begin to form their own opinions about them from the very start. (This “attention getter” will set the stage for the rest of the activities.) Take a look below to see what is available in this packet. There are activities that are specific to the "funky shoe" activity, but there are also generic fact/opinion activities for any occasion.

The first two people to comment with their email addresses will get this packet free! 


  1. Looks like fun! smnitta@gmail.com

  2. This would be great for when i teach opinion writing with my first graders.

  3. So cute! This looks amazing! I love the idea of using shoes for fact and opinion.

  4. Love this! Although MY students may not think those shoes are out of the ordinary! Haha They will LOVE creating their own. Brilliant hook!! piccolal@bellsouth.net

  5. Love it! Late to the party....must have had trouble deciding which pair of funky shoes to choose. (I am obviously a shoe kind of gal, as you can see in my email. Moniker gained during college when someone said, "Hey, Shoes, where's the party" and my sister heard it and that's been my nickname ever since. (The shoes in question had clock faces on them.)) tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  6. Love Shoes! This is the lesson for me, I get to have fun creating my favorite shoe and I get to have fun teaching my students. Can life get any better?

  7. Well HELLO observation lesson! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

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