I use this in my AP English Language and Composition to teach the basics of reading and understanding satire. This unit includes games, notes, quizzes, lessons, and assignments.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


satire english ap language composition parody



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-09-25.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This excellent unit offers a variety of resources to teach about satire. A Poverty Simulation Game introduces students to the concepts of randomly being born into a social class in society and the challenges of meeting basic needs. Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay, A Modest Proposal is presented in a slide format with rich background information, analysis, probing questions, and guided opportunity for the student to respond to each part of this essay. An AP style multiple-choice quiz is offered to accompany this reading, but an answer key is not. There are SMART notebook files offered to accompany this resource, which this reviewer was unable to open. They promise to add to the unit with introductory concepts related to satire and parody, as well as additional essays for deeper understanding about satire.
Joey Smith
March 29, 2012

Why create the intro to satire in Notebook? It's impossible for a lot of basic computers to open.

Lena Moore
April 13, 2008

I've been trying to find new ways to teach my AP English Literature students the concept of satire and how to recognize if something is satirical in nature. I think that this resource will add to what I do in my own classroom to help my students. Well done!

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