Irony tends to be a difficult concept for students to really grasp. And so much good literature has great examples of irony in it! This 38 page packet has many activities for you to do with your students that will have them understanding and enjoying irony in no time. The packet is multi-sensory and includes many aspects of language arts. Your students will have the opportunity to work in pairs, groups, and independently on a variety of projects. Students will be able to use their talents to illustrate, write, and if you choose...act out examples of irony. In addition, this packet contains a teacher extension page which gives links to great online videos and a variety of short stories to use which deal well with irony. The 28 page packet includes:
-Irony Picture Cards
58 cards, each with an ironic picture. Students will view the picture cards, in the procedure outlined, and then explain what makes the picture ironic. This is lots of fun! Your class will enjoy the pictures.
-Let's Pump Irony printable
Your students will read 15 different ironic scenarios. They will have to determine if the scenario is an example of situational, dramatic, or verbal irony.
-3 Kinds of Irony
Overhead Transparency or Notes Page/Printable which introduces/reinforces/reviews the difference between the 3 kinds of irony (dramatic, situational, verbal)
-Isn't It Ironic, Don't Ya Think...OR NOT?
Printable/Overhead Transparency with the lyrics to a song that is titled...Isn't It Ironic, but your students will have to figure out if it is an example of true irony.
-Tell Me Something Ironic
In this activity, students will read a paragraph and then identify the type of irony showcased. The students will then write their own paragraphs demonstrating an understanding of irony and the three kinds.
Students will, inside the given frame, illustrate an ironic scene.
This page explains each activity and gives various extensions...video links, and titles of stories to use when teaching irony.
I hope you find as much success with this packet as I have found in my classroom.