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Irony Lesson

Teaching irony can be very difficult. Most of the people that I know can’t even define irony. This lesson will help you teach yourself or your students about the three types of irony. There are practice problems after the lesson to help your students review.

Irony Lesson – Slide show lesson about the three types of irony (verbal, situational, and dramatic). Includes definitions and examples.
Irony Lesson PPT

Common Core State Standards Related to Irony

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.

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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).

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     /  July 31, 2020

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     /  February 9, 2012

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