I hope you were able to have a nice relaxing and fulfilling weekend. We only have about three weeks left to go until we begin our finals, so let us continue to be focused and make the most of each day.
This week, we will start by looking at logical fallacies. Next, we will move on to the next big assignment of this quarter: Toulmin’s Model Debate. Students will work on this assignment, in class and out, for the next week plus. Students will be required to journal every day, in a google doc, which they will share with me, so that I can answer their questions and see their progress.
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
Common Core Standards:
R.1, 2, 8 and 10.
S/L.1, 2, and 3.
W.1, 4, 5,7,8,9, and 10.
What are logical fallacies?
How do logical fallacies effect and impact arguments?
What is Toulmin’s Model?
How can Toulmin’s Model be used to effectively and accurately craft an argument?
Monday: Begin discussing the upcoming week’s agenda, review the top ten logical fallacies, begin creating study notes and examples for top ten logical fallacies. Overview: Today’s class will focus on students reviewing for their logical fallacies quiz which is on Wednesday. The primary purpose is to review some of the fallacies students already know, as well as introduce a few they have not yet learned. Outcomes: By the end of class, student will be much more well versed in understanding logical fallacies, as well as have clear cut examples of what they look like. Homework: Review notes for logical fallacy quiz on Wednesday.
Tuesday: Begin group logical fallacy activity, present group logical fallacy activity, and do a Q&A using logical fallacies. Overview: Today’s class will be building off of yesterday’s class, as students continue to review logical fallacies, and then use that information to create group presentations. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be able to identify and use all ten of the top logical fallacies correctly in different mediums. Homework: Continue to review for tomorrow’s quiz.
Wednesday: Take logical fallacies quiz, discuss upcoming assignment: Toulmin’s Model speeches, use Kahoot to pick topics, assign topics and order or speaks, and begin research using Academic Search Complete via NCWISEOWL. Overview: Today’s class will revolve around the next big project in this course: The Toulmin’s Model Speech Assignment. Students will receive the details, as well as begin researching for this topic. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have their new topics, dates, and have begun researching for their upcoming speeches. Homework: Continue researching topic.
Thursday: Review Toulmin’s Model, continue researching and citing data, then begin making claims, and begin crafting speeches. Overview: Today, students will continue researching their topics so that they can create a solid claim based off the evidence they have found. Next, students will begin using the five cannons of rhetoric to craft their arguments. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have successfully of found enough data, that they can create a strong claim. In addition, students will also begin crafting their arguments using Toulmin’s Model and the five cannons of rhetoric: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery. Homework: Continue researching additional data.
Friday: Teacher Workday (No Class.)