This mini lesson includes definitions of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony, as well as a broad definition of irony as a literary device. It also contains examples of each of the three types of irony described above. An Identification worksheet is enclosed to give students practice identifying the different types of irony. A final worksheet challenges students to create their own versions of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.
This aligns with ELA Common Core Standards for 8th, 11th and 12th grade, however it is a beneficial activity for all students grades 6th-12th.