This 25 slide Powerpoint has background on the penal laws and the impetus for Swift to write A Modest Proposal. It touches on what satire is, what tools are utilized in satire and then there are many examples from the Onion. Also included are guiding questions while you read the essay (***There is a free annotated copy of A Modest Proposal that corresponds to the questions on the PowerPoint, feel free to download it) Finally, it also comes with a project (satirical magazine covers)/guidelines/ two student examples examples and a brief rubric.
Thank you so much! I feel like it works extremely well with my students too. There is a free (obviously, since it's Swift's work not mine) annotated copy of "A Modest Proposal" that corresponds with the questions if you want to download it.