Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Faulty Logic: Over-simplification - Section 2: Explaining Over-simplification


During the role reversal (, I observed my student somewhat struggling to define some rather complex concepts.  Although he mispronounced "cotton" and said "cottage," he persevered and felt comfortable enough to continue "thinking out loud" until the concept made sense to him.  The positive result was that a safe and secure classroom environment is established, allowing this student to feel comfortable "teaching"  this lesson to the class.  To improve this portion of the lesson, I could give students guiding questions, so that the elaboration is more focused.

  Intrinsic Motivation: Thinking Out Loud
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Faulty Logic: Over-simplification

Unit 16: Errors in Reasoning Examined
Lesson 7 of 11

Objective: SWBAT write examples of opinions with errors in reasoning about a given topic.

Big Idea: Students use critical thinking skills to detect faulty logic in arguments. Non-examples help students learn, too!

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English / Language Arts, fallacious reasoning, Reading, Writing, over, faulty logic, Promethean flip char
  60 minutes
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