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SWBAT analyze the development of literary elements within a parody and explain the interaction of figurative language within the text.

Big Idea

Parody is a funny word!

What is a Parody?

15 minutes

As a class we reviewed poetic devices using the power point.

I then asked if anyone has read a funny interpretation of a fairy tale?  Many students mentioned Jon Szcieska interpretation of the “Three Little Pigs.”  Then I mentioned Roald Dahl, and did anyone know of any pieces of literature that he wrote?  Students were quite familiar with his works as novels.

I told them he also wrote shorter pieces called parodies and explained that a parody is a piece of writing that imitates the style of someone’s writing in an amusing way. We were going to read several parodies written by Roald Dahl.


40 minutes

Together we read "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf" by Roald Dahl.  After we read it together as a class, we marked the text.

  1.  Drew a line separating each:  the beginning, middle, end.
  2. Identified the parts of a plot line:  Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
  3. Located examples of poetic devices:  symbolism, simile, metaphor, imagery, onomatopoeia.


Discussed how this parody is retelling a story so it is considered a narrative poem in addition to being a parady.