teaching irony

It can be tough to get the concept of irony across to students. Educator Donald Morton has a great irony resource page with all sorts of activities to help students understand irony and identify the different kinds.

I really like this explanation (from the “review” slide):

Something that is ironic is unexpected.

If it’s unexpected by a character, it’s dramatic.
If it’s unexpected by everyone, it’s situational.
If it’s sarcasm, it’s verbal.

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