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Use the 2006 AP English Language Exam prompt: William Hazlitt's "On the Want of Money" to assess students' understanding of satirical devices. I assign the prompt in class, in a timed environment to simulate the AP test. An additional prompt can be the 2005 exam question about "The Onion." This prompt asks students to analyze a fake advertisement for shoe inserts. This resource is part of the Satire Unit collection.


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Writing

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


satire ap english language test writing prompt student-facing



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amy warshaw

I have been looking for a way to teach Satire..."A Modest Proposal" specifically, that will really connect with the material. I find this game to be a very useful tool to do this.

Thanks so much!

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