Critical Reading

Skilled readers know that any author's argument must be carefully analyzed and evaluated. Assist youngsters in their reading pursuits with a video about logical fallacies, including circular reasoning, straw man arguments, and false causes. Additionally, learners see the difference between stating facts and opinions in the course of an argument.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Break up the video at opportune moments to reinforce specific concepts
  • Bring in political fliers or advertisements for products, and prompt your class to find the logical fallacies
Classroom Considerations

  • The ninth in a 10-video series
Pros

  • A good introduction to a unit on logical fallacies and propaganda techniques
  • Clear delineates the ways an author's point can be faulty
Cons

  • The video is not particularly engaging