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Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer’s Style through Imitation
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students will research, read, clarify, analyze, and interpret John Berryman’s poetry and create a sustained evaluation of a given poem in a three- to four-page essay.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
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 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 17
Students read a section from On the Road that deals with cross-country travel and reflects Kerouac's unique writing style. Students then attempt to write a narrative using Kerouac's stream-of-consciousness style.
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 K – 12 | Printout | Graphic Organizer
Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between three objects or ideas.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Accent on meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry offers practical ways of teaching students about the close connections between the meaning, rhythm, and meter in poetry.