F 4/21—Vocab notebook
Monday, April 17
- Today you will have a sub.
- Timed write/choose one essay to write on.
- Peer edit two essays using the FRQ checklist.
Tuesday, April 18
- Mini-Lesson on Satire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOEamZJmvgc
- In class reading: “Introduction to Satire,” “Definition of Satire,” “Satire is as American as Apple Pie,” and Ch. 5 of Is Satire Saving Our Nation? (See Readings Tab > Satire)
- As you read, annotate claims made by the authors. Be ready to discuss at least five specific points from the chapter.
- Answer the Satire Overview questions.
- Read the Satire Overview pdf and take notes from Elements of Satire ppt (See Readings Tab > Satire)
- Return to yesterday’s readings. Share observations.
- Study of the Modern Satire: Read Patterns pp. 120-123 “38 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police”. Compare the article to Phil Ochs’ song, “Outside of a Small Circle of Friends.” What satirical elements does Ochs use in the song? To what is Ochs’ “holding a mirror”? What type of satire is the song?
Wednesday, April 19
- A continuation of the Study of the Modern Satire:
- Read Patterns pp. 299-303 “Get It Right: Privatize Executions.” What is Miller’s claim? What type of satire does he use? How can the reader tell Miller is satirizing the death penalty?
- Patterns pp. 291-298 “How to Escape from a Bad Date.” What is the authors’ claim? What type of satire is used? What satirical elements are present?
- Patterns pp. 304-310 “The Embalming of Mr. Jones.” What is Mitford’s claim? What type of satire is used? What satirical elements are present?
Thursday, April 20
- Study of Classical Satire: (See Readings Tab > Satire)
- Read the Mark Twain biography, “Mark Twain: Not an American but THE American.”
- Complete the Satire Guided Practice for Twain’s Advice to Youth.
- Complete the Recognizing Satire analysis for Twain’s On the Decay of the Art of Lying.
- Whole group share highlighted material and satirical connections drawn.
Friday, April 21
- Turn in Vocab. notebook.
- Group Multiple Choice: Satire of Twain
- Satire Groups based on theme will read their Onion articles out loud and will identify the kind of satire, the effectiveness of the satire, and the point of the satire. Complete the group evaluation for each article. What is the main argument that the writer is trying to make? What “folly” is the author exposing? Identify SOAPSTone and the type of satire in each article. Choose one from the group to share.