Natural Selection Kills 38 Quadrillion Organisms in Bloodiest Day Yet

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Make a study of satire with an article from the well-known humorous publication "The Onion." Learners read the article, which is about natural selection, and respond to text-based questions as well as discussion questions that delve into satire and what makes something funny.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair this with other satirical texts to examine the nature of satire in general
  • Read and mark the text as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • One of the questions asks if the article truly fits into the definition of satire; this is an excellent question, as the purpose seems to be more for humor that social criticism
Pros

  • A full copy of the article is provided
  • Questions require textual evidence and higher-level thinking
Cons

  • None