This is a series of lesson plans directly linked to the common core spanning anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks. It begins by giving students an understanding of language and rhetoric. It then continues to move along into doing a close reading as groups of Jonathan's Swift essay, "A Modest Proposal." Lastly, students are guided into writing their own satirical essays. The lesson uses, videos, visuals, group work, modeling, a rubric, and various strategies that are all accessible through the plan itself.