Friday, April 30, 2010

Satire and Persuasion--2 literary texts

Here is the worksheet that goes with the "A Modest Proposal" lesson plan.

Comparing Literary Works Satire

Lesson plans for "A Modest Proposal"

Here is a lesson plan I created to teach about both satire and persuasive appeals.

Daily Lesson Plan for a Modest Proposal

Understanding Persuasive Appeals using Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

I have modified a project that I have used successfully for the past two years. We read Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and then analyze his use of persuasive techniques. Students have the option of writing a paper, creating a PowerPoint that they'll turn into a video using animoto, or they'll create a video with a partner. All of these products will showcase their version of a modern "modest proposal." You will have to sign up for an educator's account at animoto's educator site for students to use all of the site's features.

A Modest Proposal Project Checklist 2010