A one to two week unit on Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" that primarily focuses on irony.
Irony is a very misunderstood concept. What most people think is ironic is simply coincidence. Irony is used widely in a lot of wonderful literature and students will more likely learn from that literature and better understand the use of language if they can grasp the concept of irony. For these reasons, this unit’s focus is primarily on irony, though students should also enjoy a thorough reading and discussion on “The Most Dangerous Game.”
The main project for this unit, "Irony Panels," has students working in groups to analyze everyday examples of irony. Students submit things that they think may be ironic to each panel. The panel members work together to decide if each situation is ironic and what type of irony it may be. There is even an appeals process to just add to the fun!
THIS UNIT INCLUDES:
* A reading quiz with answer sheet
* A vocabulary worksheet
* A vocabulary quiz with answer sheet
* Discussion questions
* A PowerPoint presentation on short stories and irony
* A PowerPoint presentation that introduces the main project of this unit, "Irony Panels"
* Various handouts to aid both teacher and student throughout the unit
Unit files comes as easy-to-print PDFs and also as customizable Word files.
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Created by Anna Durfee