9th Grade ELA Targeted Standards (SL) Speaking and Listening Strand Cluster: Comprehension and Collaboration
ELA-09.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, evidence and rhetorical strategies, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
Student Learning Targets:
I can define the following terms as they apply to this standard:
point of view -- how the speaker feels about the situation or topic being presented
reasoning -- the logic of the speaker as it relates to his ideas; how well the author supports his conclusions
rhetoric -- the speaker's use of devices, techniques, or strategies to persuade or influence how the listener or audience thinks acts, or feels about a topic
fallacious reasoning -- flawed logic applied to the connection between claims and evidence
distorted evidence -- referring to any evidence taken out of context and used in a way the original author did not intend
bias -- prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
I can determine a speaker's point of view: what the speaker's opinions, values, and beliefs are and if the speaker is biased (representing ideas of another person or agency).
I can evaluate whether the reasoning of a speaker is logical and legitimate, if the evidence is relevant to the argument.
I can identify when a speaker uses evidence and/or rhetoric and analyze how these techniques strengthen his/her point of view or purpose.
I can recognize when a speaker introduces distorted evidence and/or fallacious reasoning to his arguments.
I can produce written or spoken evidence that reveals my understanding of this standard.
Rubric - Resources
Measurement of Progress
Comprehension & Collaboration
SL9-10.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussion (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. (a-d)
SL9-10.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., oral, images, videos, tables, charts, graphs), evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
SL9-10.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, evidence and rhetorical strategies, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
In addition to expectations of proficiency, student provides consistent evidence of in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught and expected.
initiates and participates in a range of collaborative discussions by working with peers.
prepares materials needed for discussion.
establishes norms for collegial discussions, goals, roles, and deadlines.
propels conversations by posing and responding to questions and comments and by involving others.
responds thoughtfully to diverse perspectives based on topics, texts, and/or issues.
evaluates credibility of and integrates multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media.
evaluates a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:
participates in a range of collaborative discussions by working with peers.
prepares limited materials needed for discussion.
responds to conversations.
identifies diverse perspectives based on topics, texts, and/or issues.
integrates sources of information.
recognizes or recalls specific terminology that relates to speaking and listening skills, such as rhetoric and rhetorical devices, point of view, evidence, credibility, collaboration, justify, fallacious.
However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.
With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.