Sarcasm Teacher Resources
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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 6 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 10 Views 25 Downloads
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 12 Views 95 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 4 Views 17 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 0 Downloads
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 57 Downloads
Mark Twain: Following the Equator
Students analyze literature by Mark Twain. For this understatement lesson students examine literary terms of sarcasm, hyperbole and understatement; they will read Following the Equator and The Cold Equation and create a visual representation of 'understatement' to present to the class.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
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 18 Views 608 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 27 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 13 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
ON BEING NASTY TO PEOPLE AND BEING NICE TO PEOPLE
Learners study the concept of Positive Tolerance. They list 10 examples of sarcasm or cruel humor that they have heard recently in school. They summarize discussion in a careful, sensitive way - ensuring that the discussion is issue-based rather than personal.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Evaluating Literary Purpose
Students evaluate the writing and advertising in "Forward Pasquotank," by W.O. Saunders and W.K. Saunders. They examine word usage for double entendre, sarcasm and humor. Each student creates an editorial or cartoon which examines a present day event.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 14 Downloads
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
It ‘s assessment check list time, and you have nothing to prove that your learners mastered the skill RL.11-12.6. Rest assured, here is a plan that is sure to appease your administrator. It offers solid examples on the difference between figurative and literal language, and a multiple choice quiz for assessment.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed