Logical Fallacies

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Help your learners grow their critical thinking and analytical skills by asking them to examine logical fallacies. After reading an example, pupils determine if two sets of premises and conclusions are logical fallacies or not and explain their reasoning.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Go over the example together, providing lots of explanation and maybe additional examples, so that learners feel prepared for the examples
  • Use this as part of your unit on close reading, persuasive writing, and/or logical reasoning
Classroom Considerations
  • Once pupils understand how to spot logical fallacies, they can practice applying this knowledge when reading and writing
  • Includes an answer key
  • This exercise will help pupils find holes in reasoning and to read and listen more effectively
  • The lines provided for response may be a bit small for some learners