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Literary Parodies: Exploring a Writer’s Style through Imitation

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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
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Poetry Reading and Interpretation Through Extensive Modeling

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.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn Diagrams that contain three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 21

Humorist Erma Bombeck was born in 1927.

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

On the Road author Jack Kerouac embarked on his first cross-country road trip in 1947.

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

Jonathan Swift was born on this day in 1667.

Students explore satire and parody in television and film, advertising, and journalism and create a display that highlights their findings.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   K – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Venn Diagram, 3 Circles

Students use this graphic organizer to describe similarities and differences between three objects or ideas.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Accent on Meter: A Handbook for Readers of Poetry

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.

 

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