October 22 (A) and 23 (B) Logos

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We began Unit 2: Argumentation/Persuasion

In class, we turned in the Compare/Contrast Essay C-Notes at the beginning of class to the class bin by the door. They count as a quiz grade.

The Morphological Magic Word was “perfidious”.

Spiral Notebook Page 15: Brain Warmer

In 3 to 4 complete sentences, describe a time where you had to be persuasive. How did you convince the other person to do or think what you wanted? Why were you successful or unsuccessful?

Spiral Notebook Page 16: Unit 2 Argumentation/Logos Cornell Notes

Heading in upper right corner should be…
•Topic: Arguments
•Source: Lecture
•Date: October 22, 2012
•Essential Question for today: How can one influence society’s decisions and actions?
•Objective for today: SWBAT explain the purpose for persuasion/arguments; identify, describe, and create an example of a “logos” appeal
Notes on right side of the paper:


•Definition: a method of using logical/emotional/ethical appeals to convince a person or group to think or act a certain way


•Definition: set of reasons given with the aim of persuading others that an action or idea is right or wrong; often uses rhetorical devices.


•Definition: the art of speaking and writing effectively

•To be persuasive in an argument, one should use rhetorical devices/appeals

Rhetorical Appeals

•For complete persuasion, one’s argument should have all three appeals: ethos, pathos, and logos

o Logos: a logical appeal

-convinces a person using logic, reasoning, facts, statistics, examples

-is specific, reliable, truthful, can be proven

-Logos Example: “Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.”

Spiral Notebook Page 15: Make the chart and fill as we do the examples

Example Logos element found Why is it logos?
Ben Bernanke Speech
-“1 to 2 percent”
-“Loan Officer Opinion Survey”
-it is statistical fact to add to the argument-it is logos because it is a real survey that provides data/fact
iHome Advertisement
CNN News Clip
Legally Blonde Courtroom Scene

7th period

Monday we tracked their mastery on Unit 1. Tuesday we fixed our Compare/Contrast Essay Cornell Notes (see the assignment in the post below this one). The due date for these Cornell Notes is Thursday, October 25 in the beginning of class. It will be a Quiz grade for Quarter 2!

October 18(A) and 19(B)

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In these class periods we did the following:

We went over the Unit 1 Mastery Test and graphed our mastery levels on our new pink Mastery Tracking Sheets to be kept in the “Trackers” section of our binders.

We organized our binders to have 4 sections:

1. Trackers: Mastery Tracking Sheets, any reflections we do on our mastery/grades/scores, etc.

2. Vocabulary: Morphological Magic Chart, Vocabulary Charts for English Class

3. Writing: Notes on writing essays, drafts and brainstorming, etc.

4. Notes: Your spiral notebook should be kept in this section with the rings, anything else I specifically tell you to put here


Then, we went over Cornell Notes for Compare/Contrast essays:

•Make your right-hand corner headings look like this on every page:


Topic: Compare/Contrast Essays

Source: Lecture/Posters

Date: 10/     /12

•On the top line of the paper, you should have the objective. You didn’t write the objective? Then write this: SWBAT brainstorm, outline, draft, edit, and finalize a compare/contrast essay
•You should have your paper divided as the Cornell Notes Handout models
–Left side for Main Idea/Questions you generate
–Right side for the notes you paraphrase from the board
–Bottom Summary section is the last 5 lines of the paper reserved for you to summarize your notes—you should be filling up these lines!
–You do not need a new page for each step, you can continue to fill up the pages (front and back) as long as you leave summary space at the bottom of each page

Homework was assigned:

•For BDAY —Due Tuesday October 23 for QUIZ grade (Quarter 2)
For ADAY—Due Monday October 22 for QUIZ grade (Quarter 2)
•Completed Cornell Notes for Compare/ Contrast Essays
–Every step
–Every Left Side Column has at least 4 questions labeled with DOK levels
•At least one “easy” question
•At least two “medium” questions
•At least one “hard” question
–Summary is filled (written in YOUR OWN WORDS)
•Approximately 4 sentences