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This is a collection of some of Benjamin Franklin's lesser known works, each of which are followed by one or a few substantial questions. Many of the resources are examples of satire, and the questions ask students to explore their satirical elements. Included are a few of the letters that Franklin published under the pseudonym Silence Dogood. This resource is perfect to include in a unit about satire or early American literature. As a bonus I included one of Mark Twain's satirical pieces. After going through these readings and the questions, students will have a better understanding of the brilliant, funny mind of Benjamin Franklin.
These readings are difficult, but would be manageable for advanced English students looking for a challenge.

Thematic Warning: one of the writings is about farting (really), and one of the resources is about drinking. They are quite funny.

Readings include:
Benjamin Franklin - Rattlesnakes for Felons, The Speech of Miss Polly Baker, On Farting, A Witch Trial at Mount Holly, Idea of the English School, Daylight Savings, A Warning to Thomas Paine, Silence Dogood Letter 1, Silence Dogood Letter 12
Mark Twain - Investigating the Death of Mark Twain

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