The Art of Satire
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to create a story in the style of "Miss McEnders."
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5
Discuss the concept of "satire" with the students. Is it a term they know? Can they think of contemporary examples of satire? (Some may include episodes of The Simpsons or videos from Funny or Die or other humor sites—feel free to show YouTube clips to facilitate the discussion.)
Explain that "Miss McEnders" was written as a satire. Students should be able to find its intended targets—for...
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