Planning Your Week
T 12/1: Your Modest Proposal pitch session
Th 12/3: YMP peer edit
F 12/4: YMP final draft due
Monday, November 30
Tuesday, December 1
1.Get your satire hats on! Read Advice to Youth by Mark Twain. Discuss the questions with your table mates.
2. Pitch Sessions: Groups of 3 will come together for pitch sessions. Each person will evaluate the other two proposals. Make sure you answer all the questions on the Pitch Session handout.
3.Revisions: Revisit your pitch and make changes based on the feedback from your peers.
4.Modest Proposal Outline: Create a draft of your proposal outline. Consider how you will use humor to make your argument. Add at least 3 uses of rhetorical devices to your proposal.
Wednesday, December 2
1.LAB: Students based on your pitch, outline, and draft from class.
Thursday, December 3
1.Your Modest Proposal peer edit.
2. Begin reading “Classical Rhetoric 101: the Five Canons of Rhetoric” For each canon, there are tips for creating your own speech. Write specific notes about each of the canons.
Friday, December 4
1.Your Modest Proposal turn in
a.Read all proposals at your table.
b.Rate the proposals based on process and satire
c.The two best proposals at each table will share with the class
PLANNING YOUR WEEKS
Bring two articles from TheOnion.com
Bring Patterns to class
Modest Proposal Pitch session
Analyze how authors use satire to make an argument. CBAPELC--C1: The course teaches and requires students to write in several forms (e.g., narrative, expository, analytical, and argumentative essays) about a variety of subjects (e.g., public policies, popular culture, personal experiences).
Analyze visual text. CBAPELC C6--The course teaches students to analyze how graphics and visual images both relate to written texts and serve as alternative forms of text themselves.
Monday, November 9
1. Turn in Formal Outline
2. HTWAS Ch. 7 assignment
3. Introduction to Satire.
a. PowerPoint: Introduction to Satire
b. Mini-Lesson on Satire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOEamZJmvgc
4. Study of the Modern Satire:
a. The Unknown Citizen by Auden
b. Stephen Colbert http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2014/04/10/five-parts-of-stephen-colberts-fictional-persona-he-should-bring-to-the-late-show/
c. Satire in Music: Read in Patterns “38 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police” pp. 120-123. 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?
5. Bring two articles from www.TheOnion.com for Thursday.
Tuesday, November 10
Thursday, November 12
1. Review how to prepare the Works Cited and Works Consulted pages for the research paper. Read pp. 21-22 in research packet.
2. Turn in Satire thematic readings.
3. Complete the jigsaw analysis for A Modest Proposal.
4. Analyze your Satirical Articles from The Onion: Determine the rhetorical triangle (speaker, subject, audience, context, intent) for each of the two Onion articles you brought to class today.
5. Next, take your articles to a group based on similar articles and do the following:
a. Read your article aloud.
b. As a group, identify the target audience (who is being made to feel ridiculous?) and the method (how does the author achieve his intended effect?)
c. Can you identify articles that are humorous, but do not fit the definition of Satire?
d. Choose the best SATIRE--not necessarily the most outrageous or funny. Which article makes its point most clearly? Write a brief analysis of the strategies the author uses to create the satire.
e. Share with whole class. Explain your evaluation and analysis of the article your group chose as the best.
Friday, November 13
Monday, November 16
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, November 19
Friday, November 20
After the break:
Mrs. Walter has been teaching AP Lang and Comp and AP Lit and Comp since 2004. She invites you to marvel at the beauty of language.