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Ch 12: Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach key concepts in making persuasive, logically sound arguments in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes, and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Persuasive speaking Strategies for establishing credibility with audiences; speech techniques for sounding more persuasive; and utilizing logos, pathos, and ethos
Tuesday The Toulmin Model Using claims, supporting data, and reasoning to construct a rhetorical proof
Wednesday Types of reasoning Inductive, deductive, causal, and analogical reasoning; and using reasoning in public speaking
Thursday Fallacy Types of fallacies, and understanding how different fallacies affect certain arguments
Friday Reasoning and rhetorical theories Identifying how the communication, selective exposure, primacy, and regency theories affect public speaking

13 Lessons in Chapter 12: Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof Lesson Plans
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The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking

1. The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking

Persuasion is all around you. You are likely trying to persuade someone or they are persuading you all of the time. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of persuasion and the strategies you can use.

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

2. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

Ethos, pathos, and logos are the foundation modes of persuasion, also known as appeals. In this lesson, you will learn about the different modes of persuasion and how to incorporate them into your speech.

Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking

3. Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking

Building credibility is an important component of your speech. Without credibility, your audience members won't trust what you have to say! This lesson will teach you about the different types of credibility and how to build credibility in your speech.

Components of the Toulmin Model for Public Speaking: Claim, Data & Warrant

4. Components of the Toulmin Model for Public Speaking: Claim, Data & Warrant

Sometimes you will be asked to analyze and create arguments. You can do this by using the Toulmin model. You will learn in this lesson the different components of the Toulmin model and how to use them to create arguments.

Examples of the Toulmin Model in Public Speaking

5. Examples of the Toulmin Model in Public Speaking

Sometimes it's difficult to find the Toulmin Model in public speaking. In this lesson, we will review the components of the Toulmin Model and see these components in use in public speaking.

The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

6. The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Inductive and deductive reasoning are often confused. This lesson introduces the concept of reasoning and gives you tips and tricks to keeping inductive and deductive reasoning straight.

Causal and Analogical Reasoning: Impact on Public Speaking

7. Causal and Analogical Reasoning: Impact on Public Speaking

Causal and analogical reasoning are often confused and sometimes difficult to understand. In this lesson, you will learn the differences between the two types of reasoning and the way each of them is used in public speaking.

Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning

8. Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning

When preparing a speech or conducting academic writing, understanding how to spot fallacies in reasoning is very important. This lesson will teach you the pitfalls in types of reasoning.

Understanding Fallacy: Common Fallacies

9. Understanding Fallacy: Common Fallacies

There are hundreds of logical fallacies. Some are mathematical and complex, and some are deep and philosophical. In this lesson, you will learn about some of the most common types of fallacies you will come across in public speaking.

Logical Fallacies Lesson Plan

10. Logical Fallacies Lesson Plan

If your students are guilty of falling for whatever advertising or politicians say, this lesson plan on logical fallacies may be just what they need. Not only will students identify a number of fallacies, but they will also create their own.

Communication Theory, Faulty Assumptions, and Decision Making in Public Speaking

11. Communication Theory, Faulty Assumptions, and Decision Making in Public Speaking

Many times the psychology of people influence how they speak and what they hear. This lesson discusses some of the faulty assumptions made through psychological phenomenon in public speaking.

Selective Exposure Theory & Public Speaking

12. Selective Exposure Theory & Public Speaking

Selective exposure theory has a great impact on you as a speaker and as a listener. This lesson will help you understand selective exposure theory and how to deal with it in public speaking.

Understanding the Serial Position Effect in Public Speaking

13. Understanding the Serial Position Effect in Public Speaking

You don't know it, but the serial position effect has a major impact on how you memorize your speech and other pieces of information. In this lesson, you will learn some tips and tricks to memorizing information and how to understand the serial position effect.

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