Following examination of the persuasive satire Jonathan Swift perfected in "A Modest Proposal," your students will create their own satirical arguments to address controversial issues of today, whether at the local or global level. This complete unit contains nine pages of materials for the instruction of persuasive satire, including a 2-page overview of the assignment itself, including the writing prompt, steps for organization of ideas, tips regarding tone and style, discussion of possible topics and examples of satire, and specific requirements for the essay; a 3-page model satirizing proponents of corporal punishment; a 2-page model satirizing the argument for teaching Intelligent Design; a 1-page peer evaluation form for in-class assessment and feedback of preliminary drafts; and a 1-page teacher evaluation form for summative assessment of the final essay (or reading), taking into account content, tone, style, and revision. SEE THE FREE DOWNLOAD FOR THE FIRST PAGE OF THE MODEL ESSAY SATIRIZING CORPORAL PUNISHMENT. Also check out my other materials for grammar and mechanics, literary units, and writing instruction. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can.