Reflection: Student Feedback Ineffective Rhetoric and Logical Fallacy - Section 2: A Tour of Evidence Types


The learning that stood out the most here was when I asked them to state in what context, or in what genre of writing, would these different types of evidence be most effective.  These conversations, particularly with regard to first-hand evidence (personal narrative, anecdotal, current event) were insightful, because its these types of evidence that they haven't really considered as evidence before.  Seeing the light bulb go on it their eyes when discussing this makes me think it is something I will emphasize going forward--the on-going theme that concepts around evidence are key for understanding rhetorical appeal.  This will be particularly important as they get into writing arguments of their own and using evidence to move their argument forward.

  When Evidence is Effective
  Student Feedback: When Evidence is Effective
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Ineffective Rhetoric and Logical Fallacy

Unit 2: Understanding Rhetoric
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify flaws in rhetoric and explain why the rhetoric may be ineffective for an audience or be illogical by analyzing a series of rhetorically flawed statements.

Big Idea: Just because a text is meant to be persuasive doesn't mean it is; the persuasion is in the evidence and logic.

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Reading, English / Language Arts, Comprehension (Reading), evidence, logical fallacies, rhetorical strategy, rhetorical analysis
  65 minutes
penguins and fallacy
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