Irony can be tricky (just ask Alanis Morissette), and we might need a little help breaking down what is – and isn’t – ironic to our students. Feel free to grab these mini-lecture slides designed to help your students know the differences between verbal, situational, and dramatic irony. To project these pages, just use the full-screen view or “slideshow” feature in any PDF reader or drop these pages into your own Powerpoint, Keynote, or Google Slides presentation.

Want to see how I present the slides to my kids? Check out this video from my YouTube channel:

Hope this helps lighten your prep load a bit this week. Teach on, everyone!

Join the conversation! 6 Comments

  1. Thank you! I bought your “Full Year of English Class Terms & Literary Devices” and used the first “M.U.G. Shot,” “Lit Term Tuesday” this week. The kids responded well to them, and I am grateful that I have such well-crafted resources that save me tons of time. I am looking forward to teaching Irony.


  2. Thanks so much, Michelle! Glad to know the materials are a good match for your classes. Have a great 15-16! 🙂


  3. Perfect! I have this in the full year bell ringer bundle, and will be using your slides a bit out of order so I can teach my students verbal irony to go along with The Cask of Amantillado this week.


  4. Great, Stephanie! I’ll also be getting to Poe in our short story unit in a few weeks. Oh that Montresor, the ultimate unreliable narrator, right? Hope your school year is rolling smoothly! Thanks for commenting. 🙂


  5. Phew! I had found this last year and it was a great boon. Then came the “Great USB Wipe” of January 2016 and, well….*sigh*.

    All I had in my head was that it was A) a short slide show and B) SOMEHOW you were involved. 🙂

    Thank you again for helping spark the creativity of students (and teachers) all over.


  6. Well, Vanessa, I’m so glad you found me…again!
    🙂 Laura


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