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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Exploring Satire with Shrek
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Charleston, South Carolina
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.
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 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 21
Using lines from Bombeck's newspaper column, students identify allusive or satirical humor. Older students can rewrite the passages for a different audience.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 2
Students write a brief summary of one of Andersen's stories, and then read the original story and compare the two versions of the tale with the Venn Diagram tool.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 30
Students explore satire and parody in television and film, advertising, and journalism and create a display that highlights their findings.
Grades 7 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
Two professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
High school friends gather together for a viewing party of a movie, at home or the theater, then participate in a salon critiquing the merits of the movie.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
A growing number of young adult authors are using fairy tales as seeds for their stories. Tune in to hear about an assortment of the newest fairy tale retellings: books that include middle grade humor, satire, coming of age stories, and graphic novels.