- Did you italicize the book title?
- Did you include the author's name AND page number you've reached so far?
- Did you summarize AND give your opinion about the book?
- Did you write AT LEAST 12 sentences?
2. On your blog: post the analysis of the comedies that we read ("Silent but Violent" and "High School Students Demand Wars"). Thoroughly explain if they are satires and which 3 literary devices do they use. Make sure you quote evidence from the stories. CHECKLIST:
- Did you put quotation marks around the titles?
- Did you explain BOTH stories?
- Did you fully explain 3 examples of devices we discussed?
- Did you explain why they were or were not satires?
3. On your blog: Practice vocabulary for Monday's test by playing Scatter. Post your highest score after playing a couple of times.
4. On NoRedInk.com: do all 8 grammar assignments. See me if you need the class code or to reset your password.
5. Make sure you understand our Goodreads.com project and make sure you've joined our group.
6. On your blog: post a satire you created (make sure the idea is original and not taken from some website or TV show). It can be one of the following:
a. Video: At least 2 minutes long and uploaded to YouTube
b. Song: At least 2 minutes long, may be recorded or performed live in class, must type lyrics
c. News article: At least 250 words long.
d. Comic strip: At least 12 boxes
Here are more examples of satire: "Miss Kindergarten", "Phone Cartoon", "Short People", "Georgia to Add Swastika License Plate", "Plus-Sized Model's Weight Soars to 115 lbs", "New Parents Wisely Start College Fund...", "When May I Shoot a Student"
- Does your satire use some of the funny devices we discussed?
- Is your satire likely to offend someone?
- Does your satire criticize an idea?
- Does your satire make a serious point underneath the funny points?
- Does your satire meet the length requirement?
7. On your blog: post a reflection of your satire answering the questions below: