Reflection: Positive Reinforcement Logos-Ethos-Pathos Details - Section 2: Studying Details


I love using student work for class practice, examples, and celebration. When student examples appear on the board, students feel validated; their work has value. This validation can lead to more positive feelings toward writing and the class in general.

When I'm choosing examples to use (or asking for volunteers to share their examples for class use), I intentionally call on or use work from a wide variety of students. Whenever I see students who normally struggle with writing make growth, I pull those examples to celebrate. It's truly awesome how much confidence students gather when their work takes center stage.

  Using Student Examples
  Positive Reinforcement: Using Student Examples
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Logos-Ethos-Pathos Details

Unit 1: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 6 of 22

Objective: Students will be able to differentiate between three types of details and know when to best use them by studying terms and brainstorming details.

Big Idea: It's all in the detail--students learn what's most convincing.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, argument (Composition), detail, audience, collaboration
  45 minutes
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