Objective: Students will 1) identify weak and faulty logic and 2) organize an argument with clear relationships among claims, counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
1. Language Lab #25 (Copy the definition and come up with your own example of hyperbole.)
2. We read independently for 15-20 minutes, adding a new vocabulary word to our word lists (WN p. 61) and completing a reading log using a reading strategy of our choice.
3. We discussed how a crucial part of appealing to logos is developing a strong argument with solid connections between claims, reasons, and evidence.
4. As a class, we went over an example of how to complete an outline for our persuasive speech.
5. In small groups, we identified the weak or faulty logic in fallacious statements and then shared our critiques with the class.
6. We each completed an exercise in identifying logical fallacies.
7. We worked independently on completing our speech outlines.
For next time: Work on developing your persuasive speech.