Lesson Plan

Analyzing Characters in Satire

At the end of this lesson, students will be able o produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Content Standard Alignment)
Elaina J.
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Bozeman High School
Bozeman, United States
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My Grades 10
My Subjects English Language Arts

Lesson Objectives/Instructional Outcomes (Domain 1c: Setting Instructional Goals): Students will be able to identify one distinguishing characteristic of a character in Candide and recognize how that character plays a role in determining the work as a satire.

English Language Arts
Grades 10
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1 Character Analysis

Introduction-Anticipatory Set: Use Poll Everywhere to ask students to identify the the terms:

  • Satire
  • Bathos
  • Hyperbole
  • Understatement
  • Irony

Instructional Activities: Have students identify (in writing) one distinguishing characteristic from a character from the first assigned section of Candide and identify how that character plays a role in determining the work as a satire. Maximum of one page. Due in the Google Doc at the end of the lesson. Assignment will function as both a formative assessment and an exit ticket.

Wrap Up - Synthesis/Closure: Have students submit their exit tickets. Ask for several good examples that students found.

Differentiation According to Student Needs (Framework Domain 1b: Demonstrating Knowldge of Students): The use of audio books for students with reading disabilities.