We are the Knights Who Say Monday!

Morning, everyone! I hope you guys had a great weekend πŸ™‚ I spent my Sunday at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, which was AWESOME. Remember, 15 points extra credit on your Pick Three! Project if you bring me a picture of you at the festival! πŸ™‚

Standard:

Learning Target: Students will finish watching their example satire, and then finish writing their parody stories.

Activator: We will finish watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail that we started on Friday.

Welcome to Monday! Today we’re going to kick it off by finishing theΒ  movie we started on Friday – I think we were all at the Knights Who Say Ni scene. This is definitely a classic movie, the sort of thing that everyone watches in their lifetime, so I really hope you’re all enjoying it, or at least finding it a little funny πŸ˜›

After the movie, we’ll continue to write our own parody stories. Remember:

  • You are sending someone modern back in time to King Arthur’s Court. What happens when they get there?
  • You are making a parody – that means you’re being funny and imitating someone else’s style or work.
  • If you want to elevate your work to the realm of satire, you need to add a layer of social commentary to it – what are you trying to say about modern society by how Camelot reacts to someone from our time?

…and that’s everything! Tomorrow we’ll be back in the lab, so you guys should be relatively close to finishing up your Pick Three! Project after that, because it’s due next Tuesday, May 1st!

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