This is a set of task cards that could be used to practice defining Irony, as well as the three different types of irony. There are also opportunities for the students to identify the type of irony based on a text excerpt.
This PowerPoint addresses the first three Reading Literature Standards for 8th grade. RL.8.1, RL.8.2, and RL.8.3. It looks at basic elements of fiction such as theme, plot, characterization, and point of view.