Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the actual "Oprah Winfrey Show" with the version portrayed in "Parade" to determine the author's use of hyperbole (exaggeration) and satire.
1) Ask students: Have you ever watched the "Oprah Winfrey Show"? What is your impression of the guests on that show? What qualities do they seem to have?
2) Show students an episode of the talk show (either taped or streaming from the Internet). As they are watching the show, ask students to make notes about the guests on the show focusing on their character traits. After the show has ended, create a "master list" of the students' impressions on the chalkboard or whiteboard.
3) Ask students to review the story "Parade" making notes about the character traits of the narrator. Create a master list of these traits on the whiteboard/chalkboard.
4) Class discussion: How does the narrator of...
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