1. As students enter the class show the Teacher Tube Sarcasm Video. Ask student to write down any statements or ideas that they find to be good examples of sarcasm, irony or satire. Discuss the author's use of these techniques http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=119386.
2. Discuss how sarcasm, irony and satire is used to enhance writing
3. Give students a one page excerpt from the novel Grendel (one which explains Grendel's attack works best).
4. Have the students read the excerpt. Tell students to consider each paragraph of the excerpt individually.
5. Have students, on the left side margin of the paper, write one word that they would associate with the paragraph.
6. Instruct the students to find evidence in that passage to support the associative word.
7. Tell students to write in the right side margin, what literary element that can be used to title the evidence. Have students complete this process for the entire excerpt.
8. Allow students to pair with another student to discuss the satire, sarcasm and irony in the excerpt.
9. Instruct student write their own sarcastic response to Grendel's explanation of the events.
10. Invite students to share their responses.