Before Reading: The students will review the definitions of the three different types of irony, verbal, situational, and dramatic. Examples are provided as well.
During Reading: The students will highlight and label the three different types of irony as they appear in the story. In the margin of the story, the students should explain what is ironic about each example.
After Reading: The students will answer two short responses that trigger critical thinking. One is about irony and the other pertains to the theme.
Extension Activity: To reinforce irony, the students will plan a 1-2 minute ironic skit that includes examples of each type of irony. Their peers will assess their use of irony. After viewing and performing, the students will complete a reflection on the activity to reinforce their learning.