Week 21: 4-13-2023


We are doing two extra Caught-yas this week in order to complete the story by the end of the semester! Complete Caught-yas 123, 124, 125, & 126. After rewriting the sentences, watch the videos below and make any corrections that you missed.

In case you missed it, here is 122 which we did in class.

Watch Satire Videos

Watch the following videos about satire BEFORE reading the short story, Harrison Bergeron.

The first video explains what satire is, and the second video is an example of comedy using satire.


Read Harrison Bergeron

Once you have watched the videos about satire, read Harrison Bergeron, a satirical short story written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. in 1961. The story is set in an American utopian society in 2081 where everyone is equal. Your task is to figure out what point you think the author is trying to make. In order to do this, research a little bit about the time period in which the story was written. Bring all your great ideas to class!

Looking ahead…

Our final essay was due last week. If you haven’t finished it yet, meet with your writing mentor and get it done so you can turn it in this week 🙂

For those who have already turned it in, you will be given your essay back this week. Then you get to choose whether to make revisions to your essay OR write a 3-7 page short story. The short story should incorporate some of the literary elements we have been learning about this year.