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Exploring Satire with Shrek
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Charleston, South Carolina
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- DVD or VHS copy of Shrek
- Fairy tales for students to satirize (see Website section for suggestions)
- Television, and DVD Player or VCR
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.
Grades 1 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
- Additional Satirical Video Clips
- Rubric for a Narrative Writing Piece
- Common Elements of Fairy Tales (optional)
- SurLaLune Fairy Tales
- The Grimm Brothers’ Children’s and Household Tales
- Open Directory Project: Fables and Fairy Tales
- This lesson plan works well after an exploration of fairy tales; however, if students are already familiar with fairy tale traditions, their prior knowledge will be adequate for the lesson.
- In this lesson, students write satirical versions of favorite fairy tales individually. The instruction below ask students to choose their own tales; however, depending upon resources and students, you can have students work in small groups, rather than individually. Additionally, you can narrow the fairy tales that students choose, bringing in 4 or 5 stories for students to choose among rather than having them select tales themselves.
- In addition to choosing fairy tales from the Websites listed in the lesson, you can supplement the choices with children's books from the library.
- Test the Literary Elements Map interactive and the Plot Diagram interactive on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.