Reflection: Coaching and Mentoring Target Practice: Designing an Editorial/Satirical Cartoon - Section 3: Irony vs. Paradox: "The Close Reading Cooperative" Podcast


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Target Practice: Designing an Editorial/Satirical Cartoon

Unit 7: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Lesson 2 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify targets for a satirical cartoon and sketch a draft of the cartoon.

Big Idea: Creating cartoons raise awareness of current issues and demonstrate student understanding of satire, its purpose, and its techniques.

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