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English III Logic Standards

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TN English III
Logic Standards



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Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3003 - English III

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3 | 5.4 | 5.5 | 5.6 | 5.7 | 5.8 | 5.9
Describe the structure of a multi-faceted argument with an unstated main claim and explicit or implicit premises.
3003.5.1
  1. Identifying premises - multiple choice quiz; Identify whether the premises in the following arguments provide linked support or independent support
  2. Identifying premises - true or false quiz -
Evaluate the relevance, quality, and sufficiency of evidence used to support or oppose an argument.
3003.5.2
  1. The Art of Argument and Persuasion - lesson plan - understanding the forces that shape their ideas and opinions, and work in reshaping their arguments so that truth and reason are evident. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Components of an Argument - outline format of structure of argument with definitions
  3. Identifying and Formulating Arguments - article with examples and explanations
  4. Persuasive Arguments - lesson plan - Each group member is given an argument and presents it to group members to discuss and generate ideas for persuasion. Students then independently write argument, defending their position. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Premise and Conclusion Indicator Words - Words that introduce or appear in an argument premise
  6. Self Test on Logic Concepts - quiz with answers This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Identify established methods (e.g., scientific, historical) used to distinguish between factual claims and opinions.
3003.5.3
 
Distinguish between evidence which is directly stated and evidence which is implied within an argument.
3003.5.4
  1. Drawing Inferences - how to be a critical reader This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Inference Notes - Use this diagram to help interpret inferences.
  4. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - descriptions of the various ways to aid you in reaching a conclusion
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsRules of Inference - Lesson discussing the rules of inference.
Identify false premises and explain the role they play in argumentation.
3003.5.5
 
Analyze common logical fallacies (e.g., the appeal to pity, the personal attack, the appeal to common opinion, and the false dilemma).
3003.5.6
  1. The Concept of Validity - mini lesson
  2. Don't Throw Away That Junk Mail! - lesson plan; students to identify all the techniques used in junk mail to attract and hold the reader's attention that they can think of. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Invalid (false premises, true conclusion) - easy to understand explanation
  4. Logical Fallacies - article with examples - Fallacies can be either illegitimate arguments or irrelevant points, and are often identified because they lack evidence that supports their claim
  5. Some Common Fallacies - brief list of some of the more common fallacies, along with illustrations of them
  6. Rear Window - label the specific form of reasoning, or the specific fallacy in each of the instances below
  7. Top 20 Logical Fallacies - definitions and explanations from The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
Explain and the differences among evidence, inferences, assumptions, and claims in argumentation (e.g., explain and evaluate op-eds, commercials, political cartoons, philosophical arguments).
3003.5.7
  1. Drawing Inferences - how to be a critical reader This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Inference Notes - Use this diagram to help interpret inferences.
  4. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - descriptions of the various ways to aid you in reaching a conclusion
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsRules of Inference - Lesson discussing the rules of inference.
Analyze and explain how a variety of logical arguments reach different and possibly conflicting conclusions on the same topic.
3003.5.8
 
Identify and analyze the stylistic and rhetorical devices that are used to persuade in written and oral communication. Recognize that these devices accompany arguments but are not necessarily logically connected to them (e.g., loaded terms, caricature, leading questions, false assumptions).
3003.5.9
 

State Performance Indicators
5.1 | 5.2 | 5.3 | 5.4 | 5.5

Identify the rhetorical devices used in constructing an argument.
SPI 3003.5.1
 
Identify the logical fallacy (i.e., the appeal to pity, the personal attach, the appeal to common opinion, the false dilemma) of a given argument.
SPI 3003.5.2
  1. The Concept of Validity - mini lesson
  2. Don't Throw Away That Junk Mail! - lesson plan; students to identify all the techniques used in junk mail to attract and hold the reader's attention that they can think of. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Invalid (false premises, true conclusion) - easy to understand explanation
  4. Logical Fallacies - article with examples - Fallacies can be either illegitimate arguments or irrelevant points, and are often identified because they lack evidence that supports their claim
  5. Some Common Fallacies - brief list of some of the more common fallacies, along with illustrations of them
  6. Top 20 Logical Fallacies - definitions and explanations from The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
Differentiate between the implied and stated evidence of a given argument.
SPI 3003.5.3
  1. Analyzing Political Ads - Students will view current political ads and learn how they make use of various commercial ad appeals. Students will also develop familiarity with basic videography terms.
  2. Affluenza: A PBS Program - Lessons such as "Be an Adbuster!" and "What are Advertisers Selling?" are based on Affluenza, a one-hour television special that explores the high social and environmental costs of materialism and over consumption. The lessons can be used without the video.
  3. Drawing Inferences - how to be a critical reader This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - descriptions of the various ways to aid you in reaching a conclusion
  6. Online Lesson Plan - GI's, Gals & Gardens - This lesson introduces students to the power of propaganda
  7. Text Types - Online game helping learn about the different text types such as persuasion, informative, descriptive, or instructive. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify a statement that reveals the writer’s biases, assumptions, or values within a writing sample.
SPI 3003.5.4
  1. 'Bursting' Stereotypes - Balloons serve as a conduit in this lesson in which students "burst" stereotypes that unfairly label individuals or groups. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Censorship in the Classroom - Lesson plan with handouts A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Evaluating Media for Bias - A checklist when using media in the classroom
  4. Holiday Stereotyping - Lesson Plan with handouts A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Native Americans - EdSITEment Lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Promoting Diversity in the Classroom and School Library through Social Action - lesson plan - students use their findings to promote diversity by creating paired books or text sets that match stereotypical portrayals with balanced and diverse texts. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Stereotyping and Bias: The Three Little Pigs - lesson plan - This lesson helps students recognize and understand stereotyping and bias in literature and film by looking at representations of wolvesA lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Understanding stereotypes - lesson plan - categorizing things or people is a natural human inclination; however, people often make assumptions about groups of people they don't even know A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Using Picture Books to Explore Identity, Stereotyping, and Discrimination - Lesson plan with handouts. A lesson plan can be found at this site
Select a rebuttal statement that best refutes the writer’s viewpoint.
SPI 3003.5.5
 

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