A Modest Proposal (Two Day Lesson)

A Modest Proposal (Two Day Lesson)
A Modest Proposal (Two Day Lesson)
A Modest Proposal (Two Day Lesson)
A Modest Proposal (Two Day Lesson)
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In this two day mini-unit on satire, students will be introduced to the concept of irony and satire. Students will quickly survey different types of satire and be introduced to Jonathan Swift. After reading "A Modest Proposal" students will create a short (1-2 minute) skit on a topic important to students.

There are two powerpoint presentations included, both of which have lecture notes attached.

There is an included guided reading activity and skit writing activity.

There is also an included list of student topics for students to draw from randomly before creating their satirical skits.
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Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Total Pages
10 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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