Grammatical Principles

Reactions to the Opening Paragraph

Work Time

For the rest of the period, you will focus on grammar in “A Modest Proposal.”

Submit your responses to your teacher.

  • Reread the opening paragraph of Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” aloud.
  • In a Quick Write, describe your reactions to these sentences. Refer to the specific words or phrases that affected your reactions.
  • When you have finished, share your writing with a partner or small group and discuss your reactions.

Open Notebook

You Have a Choice
You may work individually, with a partner, or with a small group to complete today’s grammar activities.

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