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.