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!

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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. 🙂

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  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.

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

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