Q4W4 (April 11 – 15)

Grammar Presentation Project

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Fallacy Powerpoint

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #4
Unit of Instruction
Standard(s) Taught

ELA.7.R.2.4 Track the development of an argument, analyzing the types of reasoning used, and their effectiveness.
ELA.7.R.3.4 Explain the meaning and/or significance of rhetorical devices in a text.
ELA.K12.EE.6.1 Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.
ELA.7.R.2.1 Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey a purpose in texts.
ELA.7.C.1.3 Write and support a claim using logical reasoning, relevant evidence from sources, elaboration, a logical organizational structure with varied transitions, and acknowledging at least one counterclaim.
ELA.7.C.2.1 Present information orally, in a logical sequence, emphasizing key points that support the central idea.
ELA.7.C.3.1 Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
ELA.7.C.5.1 Integrate diverse digital media to build cohesion in oral or written tasks.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

– understand grade level grammar topics
– identify rhetorical devices and discuss their effect
– organize and present information in a clear, sensible manner
– use grade-level appropriate vocabulary
– deliver a well-prepared presentation to peers

Classroom Activities

Monday April 11
Do Now:
Review new vocab terms
Fallacy Packets

Tuesday April 12
Grammar Presentations!
(period 1: Kierce/Lauren, Owen/Kennedy, Rhyleigh/Justine, Maliah/Carolina, Kate)
(period 2: Kaleigha/Hannah, Mia/Kimora, Cara/Yamaris, Canon)
(period 3: Nick/Noah, Isabel/Veronica, Evie/Kaelyn, Coral)

Wednesday April 13
Independent Work Time

Thursday April 14
Fallacy/Propaganda/Satire Activity

Friday April 15
Do Now:
Vocab Quiz
Finish Fallacy Activity

Assignments Due

Wedneday: Fallacy Packets due
Friday: vocab quiz

Additional Resources

Vocabulary Q4W4

Ad Hominem (adj) an argument directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining

Deduce (v) arrive at (a fact or a conclusion) by reasoning; draw as a logical conclusion

Dichotomy (n) a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
“a rigid dichotomy between science and mysticism”

Fallacy (n) a failure in reasoning which renders an argument invalid.
“Kraft exposes three fallacies in this approach”
faulty reasoning; misleading or unsound argument.
“the potential for fallacy which lies behind the notion of self-esteem”
a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
“the notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy”

Post hoc (ergo propter hoc) (adj) occurring or done after the event, especially with reference to the fallacious assumption that the occurrence in question has a logical relationship with the event it follows.
“a post hoc justification for the changes”
after this, therefore resulting from it: used to indicate that a causal relationship has erroneously been assumed from a merely sequential one

Premise (n) a previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion.
“if the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true”
an assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory.
“the fundamental premise of the report”

Red herring (n) something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting.
“the book is fast-paced, exciting, and full of red herrings”

Slippery Slope (n) a fallacy in which a course of action is rejected because, with little or no evidence, one insists that it will lead to a chain reaction resulting in an undesirable end or ends

Straw Man (n) an intentionally misrepresented proposition that is set up because it is easier to defeat than an opponent’s real argument.
“her familiar procedure of creating a straw man by exaggerating their approach”

Syllogism (n) a type of logical reasoning where the conclusion is gotten from two linked premises. Here’s an example: An apple is a fruit. All fruit is good. Therefore apples are good.