- Share-On: Share your Satires with at least 2-3 other people and ask them what they believe is being criticized. If they give you a different answer than what you had planned, discuss why your reader’s impression was different than your writing intention.
- Share and critique satires as a whole class:
- Is this satire affective at drawing attention to a problem?
- Is this satire affective at persuading you to change (or someone else)?
- How many words do you think you know?
- What percentage of those words do you think your really understand (can use, know inside and out)?
- What accounts for your number not being 100%
- What should we call our Sesquipedalian activities? Why?
- Take Quiz over Vocabulary Unit 1 and collect Vocab books.
- Discuss-On: What doesn’t belong in an introduction to an essay?
- Let’s Pack our Bags.
- How would you pack your bags for one of the Start-Me-Up Sentences that you wrote yesterday?
- Write-On: What is the difference between persuasion and manipulation with words?
- With a partner: Analyze Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech using this handout.
- Discuss the analysis as a class.
- Come up with your final answer to the final question:
- From your reading/listening/watching and our discussion, what do you believe that speech can do better than the written word and what does the written word do better than speech?