Enlarge the document at a local printing company or education agency. Use as a whole group teaching tool and then as an anchor chart.
Assign different students or groups of students different rows or columns. Have them complete the sections related to their rows or columns. Then, come back as a whole group to present and share information.
Show videos or listen to audio recordings of examples from the public arena of people using these fallacies. Have students figure out which fallacy is being presented to use in their example column. Students could also present their own usage of a fallacy and have peers determine the fallacy being demonstrated.
Use this chart as a learning center.
Use this chart as part of carousel reports.
This chart could be used as part of an assessment cycle on logical fallacies. Use as the pretest. Use for formative assessment/checking for understanding. Use for the posttest.
This chart can easily be accommodated by having students only complete certain boxes or by “chunking” the work and studying one fallacy at a time.
Use as part of an interactive notebook. Print size may have to be reduced depending on the size of the interactive notebook being used.
Encourage students to color code and personalize their sheet by using colored pencils, colored pens, highlighters, and markers. A classwide system of color-coding could also be implemented to help students distinguish between the types of fallacies. For example, an overgeneralization might be coded pink. When an overgeneralization is found in someone’s work, it could be highlighted or underlined in pink. Or, during an oral presentation, audience members could hold up a pink card to indicate the overgeneralization to the speaker.