American Lit: Identifying the Elements of Satire

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can identify the elements of satire and analyze how a satirist uses humor to develop a position.

Opening Session: Let’s preview what satire is! This is a clip from the Colbert Report from 2014 about the introduction of the Apple Watch.

Work Session: Today we’re reading an article called “Let’s Hear It for the Cheerleaders.” You guys are going to read this article independently and then complete the chart and the quickwrite on page 272. You do NOT need to do the Second Read questions.

After that, we will do the “Determine the meaning of unknown words” section on page 273 together. This is all about using context clues and patterns of word changes to determine the definition of a word you’re unfamiliar with. These are really good skills to have, especially for test taking!

Closing Session: Do the “Check Your Understanding” on page 273 on the sticky note I give you and stick it to the board when you’re done!

Assessment: Informal (Book check)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding)

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