Jonathan Swift’s 1729 pamphlet “A Modest Proposal” is a model for satirizing social problems. In this 2 week unit, students complete multiple readings of Swift’s essay: a guided reading with the teacher, a collaborative reading with a peer, and an independent reading. Through guided reading questions, students will examine satiric devices used by Swift, in addition to analyzing tone and how the various sections of the piece work togeher. Then, pairs of students will develop a mock te
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