AP Lang: Logical Fallacies, Day 2


  • ELAGSE11-12RI5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12L3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12L6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will analyze their own writing for use of logical fallacies and then strengthen their writing by incorporating the rhetorical devices we have studied.

Opening Session
FRIDAY POP QUIZ!!! We’ll be quizzing over the logical fallacies we studied earlier this week 🙂

Work Session
I’m going to hand back the letters you wrote on Monday. Our goal today will be to revise your letters to remove any logical fallacies you wrote in before, and to add in some of the best rhetorical strategies you can.

Read through your letter on your own first, and then trade with a friend. Read through your friend’s letter and mark any logical fallacies you see, as well as places where you think your friend could strengthen their writing.

After we do our peer editing, grab a fresh new sheet of paper and rewrite a final draft of your letter, taking into account everything you have learned this week and the advice you were given by your friend.

If you want an extra challenge, take the letter home and see if you can convince mom or dad or whomever you stay with to do the thing!

Closing Session
Share out! I’ll take two volunteers to share their letters with the class 🙂

Formative (letter revisions)

Interest (student choice of topic)

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