Brandish the Wednesday Thrice…

Welcome to Wednesday! It’s all downhill from here, right? And you know what? After this week, only four more weeks until finals, and then SUMMER VACATION!!!

(wow, really? Four more weeks? Daaang…)

Standard: ›ELA10W2 The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres.

Learning Target: Students will complete reading “Morte d’Arthur” and then learn about parodies and satires in preparation for tomorrow and Friday’s texts.

Activator: Heavy Hits! Jousting!

So, today we’re going to finish reading the poem we started yesterday, and then talk about parodies. Excited yet? I am 🙂

The reason we’re learning about parodies is because we’re going to be studying two of them! The first was written by Mark Twain, and it parodies the King Arthur legends by having a “modern” person go back in time and expose the absurdity of some of the things from medieval times. The story was written a while ago, so the characters aren’t really modern anymore, but it’s still fun to read! Friday we’ll be watching another very famous parody  – Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

So, without further ado, here’s a nifty PowerPoint on satire and parody! I likes me some PowerPoints lately, don’t I? Anyway, we need to get some background information on what a parody is, because after we read and watch a couple, we’re going to write a little parody of our own! I think you guys have done a good job with this so far (I’ve seen some awesome Facebooks for King Arthur) but we’ll do something a little more formal  🙂 See you guys Thursday!

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