Two weeks ago, I wrote here about a job interview I had had at a Catholic school in the district over. I didn't think I'd hear back, but I have! I have made it to the top three candidates for the job. The next step is a ten minute introduction lesson, using the state curriculum for English II. On Thursday morning, I'm meeting with the principal, some staff (who will be acting the roles of students), and some recently graduated seniors to perform my lesson. The principal told me she'll be looking at the lesson, how I interact with students, and how engaged students are during the lesson. Since the lesson is only ten minutes and technology in the room is limited, I want to do something small. It's an introduction lesson, which I'm taking to mean: this is how you'd introduce a new concept. I looked at our state curriculum website and the first Unit that English II does, is a Unit on writing rhetorical analysis essay. One of the first lessons (I believe it is lesson four) is a 50 minute lesson on Ethos, Pathos, Logos, and logical fallacies. Here is my 10 minute idea: Go over the definitions of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos, a if it is a review. Give examples. Have students write down the definitions of all three. Hand out a list of the most common logical fallacies (with definitions) and go over them as a class. In pairs, the students look at six short statements and using the list provided decided which logical fallacy(ies) are being used. Go over as a class. While going over the statements, mark each one as Ethos, Pathos, Logos, or more than one. To me, that will take up the whole ten minutes. It also give some direct instruction, student lead discussion, and working in groups. I like it and think it will work well. But, I'd like some feedback.