I use this project in conjunction with my Satire and Satirical Devices PowerPoint
. After reviewing the PowerPoint, students are assigned this project. Then, we move on to the reading of Mark Twain's "The Lowest Animal" to further delve into the genre of satire, I use this Satire Assessment
as a summative assessment at the end of the unit. I find that introducing students to visual satire is a great way to front load written satire.
In this project, they must create a satirical advertisement that addresses a serious issue. The ad they create must include one or more of the following devices of satire: mockery, parody, hyperbole, understatement, verbal irony, or sarcasm.
The assignment includes a list of controversial topics that students can choose from to begin brainstorming ideas. An example and 6-point holistic rubric for easy grading is provided.
See the following Pinterest pages for student examples:
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Introduction to Satire Lesson - "The Lowest Animal" by Mark Twain
Satire and Satirical Devices PowerPoint
Parody and Satire Quiz
Parody and Satire Project
Parody and Satire PowerPoint