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Day 3: "A Modest Proposal"

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.6
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On Day 3 of the close reading of "A Modest Proposal," students will be focusing on an analysis of Swift's rhetoric, specifically his use of irony, hyperbole, and understatement in crafting his argument. In the course of this evaluation, students should also be looking at the tone established by the narrator (a fictional, unnamed person created by Swift). This series of close reading lesson plans was created by a member of the 2015 Delaware Dream Team. Special Materials: Students will need a copy of the anchor text.
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