Language Objective: Students will view and discuss satirical news segments and compile a list of effective satirical techniques
1.) Bell Work: Read for 15 minutes. After reading, write about what you think a story (book, movie, TV show) needs in order to effectively capture its reader. Compile a list.
2.) Discuss what is Satire and give some examples of it (i.e. The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Princess Bride etc.)
3.) Vocabulary: (in the third column of your paper find one example for the following):
Satire - exposes the flaws of a person or society by taking their patterns to their logical conclusions
Irony - use of words to express the opposite of what something means literally
Sarcasm - a sharply ironic comment, a cutting remark
Hyperbole - an obvious and intentional exaggeration
Understatement - stating something as less than it is
4.) View and discuss the following examples of political satire:
The Onion - Sexiest Man Alive 2012
The Onion - Sandwiches
Honest Trailers - Man of Steel
5.) Exit Slip (on your Bell Work): What are the most important elements of satire?
Turn in Bell Work
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