Q4W5 (April 18 – 22)

Fallacies Packet

grammar presentation schedule

Big Debate Jobs Description

Big Debate Job Assignments

TeacherKevin Kearney
Subject AreaELA/Journalism
Grade Level7
Week #5
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.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

Identify and use a variety of rhetorical techniques.
Identify and rebut a variety of logical fallacies.
Create and defend a claim using research and rhetorical strategies.
Incorporate digital media into a presentation.
Conduct research to answer questions and generate additional questions.
Use appropriate diction, tone, and style when speaking and writing.
Track an argument and assess its validity.

Classroom Activities

– Do Now: Consider how you perform as a member of a team. In what team role do you feel most comfortable? Where do you feel most effective? Why? Would you like to change or expand your skills? Explain. (for example, do you prefer to be a leader? a follower? a behind the scenes organizer? the headliner?)
– Introduce roles and structure for Big Debate
– Choose roles and teams for Big Debate
– Conduct a scrimmage(practice debate)

– Grammar Tuesday!
– Presentations: Period 1: Emma, Karissa, Myah B, Kailee (left over: Rhyleigh, Justine, Carolina, Maliah)
Period 2: Raelyn, Lilly, David, Ayden
Period 3: Ali, Eva, Kaiden, Evan (left over: Isabel, Veronica)

– Big Debate Practice Round with constructive criticism
– Independent Work Time

– Big Debate Prep (announce propositions and sides, begin research)

– Big Debate! (summative)
– Reflection time

Assignments Due

Due last week: Fallacy Packet and 10 syllogisms
Due Tuesday: grammar Presentations (if scheduled)
Due Friday: *summative* debate performances (jobs with written reports have until Monday)


Additional Resources

Mid-term grades for progress reports will be submitted Tuesday evening.

Your make up assignment is to choose a proposition from below and compose a 5 paragraph persuasive essay arguing for one side of the proposition. Include evidence from at least 3 different sources.

Tea/Coffee is the superior beverage.
College should/should not be free to all Americans.
Voting should/should not be mandatory for all Americans.
Carbon emissions should/should not be taxed.
The death penalty should/should not be abolished.
Single gender schools are better/worse for students.
Screen time for minors should/should not be limited and regulated by the government.
Social media is a threat/benefit to society.
It should be legal/illegal for politicians to lie.
Artificial intelligence will save/destroy humanity.
We should stop/continue spending so many billions of dollars on space exploration.