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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
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 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 K – 2 | Calendar Activity |  March 3
After sharing The Cat in the Hat and other patterned books with students, groups brainstorm sets of rhyming words and create a story using these words.
Grades 8 – 12 | Professional Library | Journal
Presents two brief articles--the first discusses purposes for using children's picture books in a secondary classroom, activities for children's literature, and integrating children's books into the classroom curriculum; and the second discusses using folktales in the classroom to engage reluctant readers and writers, suggests ideas/topics for folktale writing projects, lists writing prompts, and recommends folktales.