About This Chapter
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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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