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English IV Logic Standards

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TN English IV
Logic Standards



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print


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Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3005 - English IV

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.
3005.5.1
  1. Common Premise Indicators - chart with word indictors
  2. Components of an Argument - outline format of structure of argument with definitions
  3. Identifying and Formulating Arguments - article with examples and explanations
  4. Premise and Conclusion Indicator Words - Words that introduce or appear in an argument premise
  5. Self Test on Logic Concepts - online quiz with answers
Evaluate the relevance, quality, and sufficiency of evidence used to support or oppose an argument.
3005.5.2
  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.
3005.5.3
  1. Believe it or Not? - lesson plan - separate factual claims from opinions and exaggerations A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsDetermining the Credibility of Sources - article with suggestions on how to determine credibility
  3. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion - click on a button to indicate if the statements are fact, opinion, or a blend of both This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Fact or Opinion Quiz - Decide which of these statements are fact or opinion from the drop-down list, then click on the "Finished" button to obtain your score out of ten. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Fact or Opinion? (quiz 1) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Fact or Opinion? (quiz 2) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Fact or Opinion? - there are sixteen questions on this Quia quiz, each is on a separate page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardFact or Opinion Jeopardy - [designed for 6th grade] five statements to be evaluated in the form of a short Jeopardy game [could be used as a whole class activity if projected or used on an interactive whiteboard] This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  9. Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule? - an English-Zone quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Fact or Opinion? - select fact of fiction for each statement This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Fact/Opinion Interactive Sites and Worksheets - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  12. Fact, Opinion, False Claim, or Untested Claim? - What makes one statement a fact and another an opinion?
  13. Fact and Opinion Self-Test - immediate feedback is given when you select an answer This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Fact and Opinion Test - eight multiple choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Face and Opinion Worksheet - students write a topic in the top box and then write examples of facts and opinions related to the topic An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. A PowerPoint show related to this standardFact vs Opinion: an Interactive Exercise - this PowerPoint slide show contains seven statements to be evaluated [could be used as a whole class activity if projected or used on an interactive whiteboard] This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  17. Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion? (a worksheet to print) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. A mix of factual information and the opinions of the author. Often the opinions are disguised as fact, to make the author's argument seem more believable. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. Respecting the views and beliefs of others - unit plan that can be adapted [designed for grade 10] A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  20. Topic Research Guide - past and active debate topics
Distinguish between evidence which is directly stated and evidence which is implied within an argument.
3005.5.4
  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.
3005.5.5
  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
Analyze common logical fallacies (e.g., the appeal to pity, the personal attack, the appeal to common opinion, and the false dilemma).
3005.5.6
  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. 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).
3005.5.7
  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. 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
  4. Book Report Alternative: A Character's Letter to the Editor - spur that character to try to persuade the audience of other characters in the novel to take a specific action or change their position on an issue A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Common Persuasive Techniques - chart with definitions and examples
  6. Components of an Argument - outline format of structure of argument with definitions
  7. Examples of Persuasive Techniques and Terms - Quia Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  9. Identifying and Formulating Arguments - article with examples and explanations
  10. 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
  11. Persuasive Techniques - key persuasive techniques with explanations
  12. Premise and Conclusion Indicator Words - Words that introduce or appear in an argument premise
  13. Self Test on Logic Concepts - quiz with answers This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. 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
Analyze and explain how a variety of logical arguments reach different and possibly conflicting conclusions on the same topic.
3005.5.8
  1. Compare or Contrast? - Which is it? Read the sentence and decide whether you are comparing or contrasting
  2. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  3. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  4. Comparing and Contrasting Fables - apply literal, interpretive, and critical thinking skills to two versions of a fable. They will then draw a cartoon to illustrate the moral of one of the fables they read.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern - investigate picture books organized in comparison/contrast structures to discover methods of organization A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Compare/Contrast Online Activities - These activities help students read and write using compare and contrast. A good place to start would be "Help Lee Decide." After that, try "What Should Maria Do?" This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales - students will read three examples of literature in which common fairy tale themes are revised and then compare and contrast them thematically and in terms of form. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Practice with Comparison and Contrast - lab activity to find and organize similarities and differences This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Test Tutor - compare and contrast practice This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
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).
3005.5.9
  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. 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
  4. Book Report Alternative: A Character's Letter to the Editor - spur that character to try to persuade the audience of other characters in the novel to take a specific action or change their position on an issue A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Common Persuasive Techniques - chart with definitions and examples
  6. Components of an Argument - outline format of structure of argument with definitions
  7. Examples of Persuasive Techniques and Terms - Quia Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  9. Identifying and Formulating Arguments - article with examples and explanations
  10. 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
  11. Persuasive Techniques - key persuasive techniques with explanations
  12. Premise and Conclusion Indicator Words - Words that introduce or appear in an argument premise
  13. Self Test on Logic Concepts - quiz with answers This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. 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

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