Spend the week with Will Shakespeare and Kurt Vonnegut! This week long (at least) unit is designed to teach allusion and satire to upper level students. Definitions of all covered literary terms are included, as is a page of teacher directions and a fill in page to use for student notes. Texts and text based questions are included. An excerpt from Shakespeare's Hamlet and the full text of Kurt Vonnegut's 2BR02B are included. In addition to close reading questions on each of the texts, the last question can be used as an argumentative essay prompt.
This unit also works exceptionally well as part of a larger study on dystopian fiction.