Today we went over dialogue notes and projects were returned. We furthered our study of satire by watching Affluenza and reading the article published by The Onion.
We went over "A Modest Proposal" and identified elements of satire and parody.
-Irony:Verbal, situational, dramatic
-Exaggeration and hyperbole
We watched Rick Mercer Rants as another example of satire.
Today we learned about satire and saw a few examples(below). We read "A Modest Proposal" found on the readings page.
Today we learned about IN TEXT CITATIONS and how to format them in our writing. We also read "The Rum Shop" and identified examples of sense imagery within the poem: sight, smell, touch, taste and sound.
Today we went over Hairball and worked on identifying conflict within the story. See the worksheet in the ASSIGNMENTS page.
Jan 23 - Infomercial presentations due