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108 resources with the concept irony

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Satire Presentation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce a study of satire with a presentation of laugh-out-loud funny slides that define the various characteristics of satiric writing and provide examples of each.
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Instructions for Honors English I Students

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Don't let the summer go to waste! Send your secondary students off to break with a summer reading requirement. This requirement is particularly well thought out and includes a few steps. To prepare for the next year of instruction,...
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Sarcasm and Irony

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" and selected images from "Condescending Wonka" are used to help kids recognize the differences between sarcasm and irony. As an exit ticket, class members create their own sarcastic captions for five...
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Shakespearean Comedy on Film

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This instructional activity will focus on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. By viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions, high schoolers have the opportunity to...
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Poetry Shopping Spree

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms...
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"The 1,000,000 Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Compare real events from Mark Twain's life to events in the story. Middle school readers identify point-of-view, its purpose, and its reliability by citing two examples. They describe the tone of the story using four examples and...
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Don Quixote in Wisconsin

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are you looking for background information on Cervantes and his Don Quixote? How about a study guide and discussion questions or project ideas? Even journal prompts, tests, and quizzes? A 98-page teaching guide simplifies the quest with...
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Tea with Penelope: A 2-Point Perspective of the Edenton Tea Party

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A brief introduction to Penelope Barker sets the stage for a discussion about political cartoons and the persuasive technique used to create them. A graphic organizer aids scholars in the analysis of a piece of work using a 2-point...
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Catch-22: What It Means to Be a(n Anti)Hero

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Catch-22, Joseph Heller's send-up of military organizational bureaucracy, provides readers with an opportunity to consider the importance of the anti-hero. Class members fill out a worksheet comparing and contrasting the qualities of...
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Joseph Heller's Hilarious Catch-22

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Comedian Seth Meyers shares his rationale for why Catch 22 should get viewers to vote for inclusion of Joseph Heller's satire in the Great American Read program.
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Irony in Short Stories

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars read three texts and analyze the dialogue of the characters to find examples of humor and irony that contribute to their characterization. They then walk through the writing process to create a final essay.
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Creating Suspense Lesson 2: Analyzing Literary Devices in "The Lottery"

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Looking for a complete lesson plan that does not require searching for additional materials? Creating Suspense Lesson 2 offers just that. After reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," scholars analyze the literary devices the author...
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Fahrenheit 451—Activity Pack

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The burning questions is at what point do readers of Fahrenheit 451 recognize the many literary devices Ray Bradbury employs in his dystopian classic that warns of  a society that uses media to indoctrinate the public and denigrates...
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Irony, Sarcasm, Satire

For Students 9th - 12th
Irony, the discrepancy between what is expected and what occurs, is the focus of a reference sheet that provides young writers with models of this literary device.
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Mini-Lesson B: Satire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hey, what's so funny? Explore the use of satire in a variety of media with a hands-on lesson. Fourth in a five-part journalism series from iCivics, the activity introduces satirical language in print and online. Pupils work alone or in...
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Poetic Devices

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have everything you need to know about the elements of poetry with a nine-page handout. Split into four categories—word sounds, meanings, arrangement, and imagery—budding poets may reference terms, read definitions, descriptions, and...
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Analyzing Short Stories/Novels

For Students 9th - 12th
Good questions can help focus readers' attention on the elements writers use to add depth to their stories. The questions on this worksheet do just that and encourage readers to think critically about a story and author's purpose.
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Born in the U.S.A: Music as Political Protest

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Though often used in shows of patriotism, Bruce Springsteen's 1985 song "Born in the U.S.A." is critical of America's role in the Vietnam war and its treatment of American veterans. High schoolers analyze the song's lyrics in an activity...
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Identifying Types of Irony Using "The Gift of the Magi"

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" is the classic example of irony in literature. Teach young writers about the ways irony can engage their readers with an activity in which they write scripts using dramatic irony, situational irony, and...
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Pre-Reading Vocabulary Activities Using "The Gift of the Magi"

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The rich language of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" is only appreciable if you understand the words. A short instructional activity reviews 13 words from the story and prompts class members to apply each word and its definition to...
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For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias" provides the text for a comprehension assessment. Readers practice using evidence from the sonnet to respond to 10 questions.
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The View From Saturday: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Design your unit on The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg with a concept and vocabulary analysis resource. It outlines the plot, literary elements, vocabulary issues, and any possible considerations for planning a differentiated...
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Purpose and Tone

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
A powerful image or well-placed comment always has intention behind it. Guide young readers through author's purpose and tone with a language arts video that explains why word choice is key in writing clearly and coherently.
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Teaching Animal Farm

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
All animals are comrades in a thorough unit plan for George Orwell's Animal Farm. With reading comprehension questions, research project ideas, resources for building prior knowledge about the Russian Revolution, and many ways to extend...