Teaching Satire: Terminology, Tips, & Tools for Teachers Part I What is satire? Teaching satire is difficult for teachers because students often have difficulty with identifying this abstract concept. Satire is a literary term for an approach to a subject with irony and criticism, which seeks to see changes or reforms in its target. Front loading this list of terms related to satire will help teachers make satire more concrete and easier for students to understand. Follow the links provided to discover valuable literary examples of satire in the different forms students may encounter. Basic Forms of Satire Defined
Symbols OK, in addition to the alt codes I listed in an earlier post, I finally found a website that listed some of the more elusive alt codes that can be used in your Twitter posts. So far, I’m finding that many of them below are not showing up properly when typed directly into Twitter anymore. If that is the case for you, you can simply copy and paste them from below. ♥ Now, something I’ve just tried out is posting to Twitter using an email from Outlook to my ping.fm account (then ping sends to Twitter). The alt-codes below work this way, but ping.fm also sends an extra post to twitter saying “This is a multi-part message in MIME format.”. Wampa "The kid ran into something, and it wasn't just the cold." Wampa ice creatures were carnivorous predatory reptomammals indigenous to the remote Outer Rim Territories ice planet Hoth. The bipedal beasts stood over two meters in height with shaggy white fur constantly stained by the blood and guts of slaughtered prey. Wampas were armed with jagged yellow teeth and deadly claws.
100 Things To Do When You're Upset Every day isn’t always the best day, but when that happens, we have the power to turn it all around. It’s our responsibility to shake off a bad mood, and move onto greener pastures! Here are some ideas to help kick a rotten day to kingdom come… Do something good for someone else, even though you may not want to. Bantha Banthas were sturdy and easily domesticated beasts of burden that were found all over the galaxy. Anatomy Edit Midi-chlorian "Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you'll hear them speaking to you." ―Qui-Gon Jinn, to Anakin Skywalker[src] A Brief History of Political Cartoons This site is best viewed at a 1024 x 768 setting. S A T I R E: What is it? As you make your way through the following tasks, be sure to complete your Satire Worksheet. A: The Etymological Dictionary and the Standard Dictionary Go to an etymological dictionary and look up "satire."
Exploring Satire with The Simpsons ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More literaryfrequencies / Stealthy Criticism "Satire is stealthy criticism." Satire tries to persuade the reader to believe or to do something by showing the opposite view as absurd, vicious, or inhumane. Satire is partially so complex, because it addresses multiple audiences at once, with multiple intents. Exploring Satire with Shrek ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More
Satire Examples Satire is used in many works of literature to show foolishness or vice in humans, organizations, or even governments - it uses sarcasm, ridicule, or irony. For example, satire is often used to effect political or social change, or to prevent it. Satire can be used in a part of a work or it can be used throughout an entire work. 10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry - Eugene Cho In light of some recent intense posts - Ultimate Fighting Jesus and Conversation with Rob Bell (re: women in ministry), this list is too funny not to share. Portrait of a young pastor, Andrejs Zavadskis / Shutterstock.com But the brutal fact is that the matter of gender violence isn’t all that funny either. Statistics about gender inequality via UN and UNICEF are even more discouraging.
A Jesus for Real Men "The stallions hang out in bars; the geldings hang out in church." This observation from David Murrow strikes a little close to home for someone like me. I always thrived in my congregation but was never certain I fit the mold of masculinity I saw modeled around me. So as much as I resent Murrow's sentiment, it nevertheless rings true: In many churches, a certain type of man is conspicuously absent.
my quasi-conversation with rob bell…about women Well, I finally met Rob Bell last night and had an intense conversation with him. Kind of. Like indirectly. He was in Seattle for the Seeds of Compassion event with the Dalai Lama. I have no problem with that at all.