Parody Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Use this lesson plan to explore three types of humorous writings with your students: satire, parody and spoof. Students will watch an informative video, complete discussion questions and confirm their understanding by taking a quiz. This lesson plan ends with the students utilizing their knowledge to create a humorous skit.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • Define and explain satire, parody, and spoof
  • Identify these literary devices in writing
  • Create a satire, parody or spoof skit


This lesson will take 60 minutes plus additional time for the Activity.

Curriculum Standards


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)


Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.


Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).


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