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Poetry Shopping Spree
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms on their list.
6th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 617 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Cartoons for the Classroom: Sarcasm, Irony, and Satire
Examine the toolbox of political cartoons with this analysis handout, which features a cartoon utilizing satire, sarcasm, and irony as it predicts second decade-21st century events. Can your scholars identify progress made towards any of these already?
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 96 Downloads
Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text. Learners explore segregation, reading an informational text for more understanding.
4th - 6th Language Arts 35 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learners often regard sarcasm as a "you know it when you see it" language phenomenon, leading to confusing tone and humor in student writing. This presentation not only defines sarcasm (and irony) in plain terms, it also provides many links to videos and sites that fit the definition of sarcasm and irony.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
What Do You Really Mean?: Satire, Irony, and Social Commentary
Did you know that the term sarcasm come from a Greek word meaning to tear flesh? If you are considering a study of satire, parody, or irony, your class will benefit from a look at key terms associated with social commentary.
10th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 28 Downloads
Cartoons for the Classroom: What's Next in 2011?
Examine the toolbox of political cartoons with this analysis handout, which features a cartoon utilizing satire, sarcasm, and irony as it predicts the current events of 2011. Interestingly, this will also serve to get scholars looking back at 2011 to see if the cartoonist's predictions were right.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 76 Downloads
The bite of comedy often rests on use of the literary devices detailed in this presentation. The definitions for terms like sarcasm, zeugma, and invective are followed by examples drawn from literature. Consider extending the lesson by asking viewers to craft their own examples of these terms.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
"A Modest Proposal": Distinguishing Shades of Meaning When Writing an Argumentative Essay
To smoke or not to smoke in public places? Swift's "A Modest Proposal" launches an exploration of how to formulate a stance, develop cogent rationale, and adopt an appropriate tone for a presentation on contemporary issues of social concern that gains the respect of an audience.
11th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 19 Downloads
What is Verbal Irony?
Attitude and tone of voice are everything when it comes to verbal irony. In addition to modeling and defining verbal irony, the narrator of this short video also explains the difference between verbal irony and sarcasm, that bit of nastiness when the speaker takes the word play one step beyond saying the opposite of what is meant, and is pointed and mean.
3 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Do your classes love reading and drawing cartoons? Middle schoolers read an editorial cartoon from a newspaper. They discuss the cartoonist's topic, audience, and purpose. Next, they brainstorm questions they have about the cartoon and the teacher clarifies the humor, sarcasm, or irony.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 58 Downloads
Listen to a Radio Show
Students practice the art of listening. In this listening skills lesson, students listen to an old-time radio show and identify hidden messages, innuendo, sarcasm, double entendres, puns, hyperbole, irony, colloquialisms, inflections, sound effects, and humor in the show.
6th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Irony in O. Henry's Gift of the Magi
Introduce the 3 types of irony with questions for your class that demonstrate how much we experience it every day. Sort responses into categories for verbal, situational, and dramatic irony. Designed to accompany O. Henry's story The Gift of the Magi, this resource could be applied to myriad stories.
7th - 11th Language Arts 8 Views 42 Downloads
Figures of Speech Quotes and Examples
Providing several examples of figures of speech, such as irony, paradox, and personification, this presentation could complement your lecture on pragmatic humor or humor in writing. Examples from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and several quotes from (and about) Albert Einstein help to make the point clear.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Cartoons for the Classroom: Spinning off of Eyjafjallajökull
The name itself may have your scholars' heads spinning: Eyjafjallajökull. Its recent volcanic eruption spurred many political cartoons on unrelated topics- using an analysis handout scholars examine the use of metaphor in 2 cartoons based on this event.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 16 Downloads
New Review Causes of the American Revolution
Beginning with the experience of hearing that lockers in school will be taxed, through analysis of political cartoons and informational text, and culminating in a debate between loyalists and patriots, your class members will engage in a comprehensive review of the causes of the American Revolution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 109 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Redistricting: Drawing the Lines
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze political cartoons using a graphic organizer (included), focusing on satire.
7th - 12th Language Arts 30 Views 103 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is Rhetoric Anyways?
Rhetoric from Aristotle (logos, pathos, and ethos) to the rhetorical triangle (audience, speaker, subject) and SOAPSTone (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone) here’s a presentation about the art of rhetoric that will entertain as well as inform.
9th - 12th Language Arts 85 Views 183 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable