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Rhetorical Devices & Logical Fallacies

8th Grade

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 8.9.G

explain the purpose of rhetorical devices such as analogy and juxtaposition and of logical fallacies such as bandwagon appeals and circular reasoning.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 8.12.H*

examine sources for:
  1. reliability, credibility, and bias, including omission; and
  2. faulty reasoning such as bandwagon appeals, repetition, and loaded language.

Florida - Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking: ELA.8.R.3.4

Explain how an author uses rhetorical devices to support or advance an appeal.

8th Grade Reading - Rhetorical Devices & Logical Fallacies Lesson

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