|Gulliver's Travels E-Notes Lesson Plan
A thorough unit plan, featuring activities, quizzes, tests, and more. Also includes the complete eNotes to the novel.
Close Reading Satire
This close reading strategy is discussed in the context of "A Modest Proposal" but will work with any piece of satire.
From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire
Students use The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss as an introduction to satire. They explore historical allusions in that book and then in Gulliver's Travels. This lesson includes technology-integrated components.
Vocabulary, focus questions, additional links, classroom activities. Video available.
"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift
Graphic organizer (argument analysis), editing practice, connotations. This document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
A Modest Proposal: Irony Made Understandable With Rock and Roll from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Using Swift, other writers, and music, students explore ironic point of view. Music, lyrics not available onsite.
Swift: A Modest Proposal
Text of the essay, background information, summary, glossary, and writing topics.
Tee-Hee T.V.: Exploring Satire by Creating Original Television Parodies
Students learn about satire and develop original television shows that parody existing programs.