Of all the concepts with which my students struggle, irony may be the most challenging. These resources have been useful in my attempts, I hope that you may too find some use for these.
Irony Worksheet – Read examples of irony and determine which of the three types of irony is used (verbal, situational, or dramatic). Explain your answer. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Irony Worksheet 2 – Five more examples of irony. Students read each examples and determine whether they are instances of verbal, situational, or dramatic irony and then explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Irony Worksheet 3 – Six more practice problems. Students read the passage, determine whether it is using situation, dramatic, or verbal irony. They then explain their answers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Irony Worksheet 4 – Students need lots of practice to accurately identify irony. Give them some more practice with this worksheet. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Irony Worksheet 5 – Do you need more irony practice? You’re in luck! Here’s another six problems to keep the irony skills sharp. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Irony Detectives Activity– Read the crime related ironic passages, based on the clues, determine which type of irony is used (verbal, situational, or dramatic), and then make your case. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Common Core State Standards Related to Irony
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.6 – Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
ELA Standards: Literacy
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.6 – Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.6 – Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).