Teaching satire on March 32nd

It has been several years since we have been in school on April Fool’s Day (otherwise known as March 32nd) due to Easter and Spring Break. In the past, our school newspaper has had a lot of fun with this special day by announcing a change to the theme of the prom and dress code changes. As we return from Spring Break, it seems like the perfect day to introduce satire.

This year my students will write (or at least read and ponder over for a few minutes) a very special Q3 to commemorate the day for jokesters. We will open our unit on satire Monday with a little help from The Onion and then begin our study of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Last year, our Victorian Tea Party and satire unit were voted as one of the top 5 most enjoyable units of the year. For resources for teaching satire and Earnest click here and scroll down.


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