This download contains a three page assignment about irony found in The Turn of a Screw. The first page tasks the students with identifying the following three types of irony:
The second page tasks the students with finding examples of each type of irony in the story, Students must cite specific examples from the text to support their answers. Finally, the students answer four specific, unique questions about irony in The Turn of the Screw,
In total, this assignment took my students roughly three forty-five minute class periods, but you could take less time if needed. I used two class periods for the students to complete the activity and one class period for the students to discuss their work as a class.
This assignment is very versatile. It can be used as an individual assignment or a group assignment. I have also used it as an assessment grade that is more heavily weighted.
I did not include an answer key because they students' answers will vary widely. A class discussion is the best way to verify and discuss the correct answers for the assignment.