Satire Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Students learn the subtle art of satire in this video-based lesson plan. Students view and read differing types of satire in real literature, analyze its use, then create their own on a related topic.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and explain satire
  • demonstrate understanding of the differing types of satire
  • analyze uses of satire
  • create satirical text


  • 1 hour


  • Differing types of satire for students to view and read

Key Vocabulary

  • Satire
  • Horatian
  • Juvenalian satire

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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