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Irony Illustrated!

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Lesson Overview 

 Overview   Activity Objectives 
Opening Activity Learners will discover the concept of irony and explore the different types of irony with examples.   To identify and differentiate between the three main types of irony and demonstrate their understanding by providing examples from literature and real-life scenarios.  
Main Activity Learners will use Canva to create a comic strip to effectively illustrate the concept of irony.  To create a meaningful representation of irony, demonstrating a deep understanding and effective application of the literary device 
Closing Activity Teams will present their comic strips showcasing irony, with classmates identifying the types of irony and brainstorming creative ways to add irony.  To analyze the impact of irony in comic strips, fostering a deeper understanding of irony's role in conveying thematic depth in narratives.

 

Prior Knowledge

Learners should: 

  • Be able to write coherently. 
  • Be familiar with the concept of literary analysis.  

 

Lesson Objectives 

  • Define the concept of irony and its importance in literature. 
  • Differentiate between the three main types of irony. 
  • Analyze instances of irony in text. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply irony creatively by developing comics. 
  • Reflect on how irony can serve as a powerful tool for social commentary, satire, and humor, and how it influences the way readers interpret texts.

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to: 

  • Explain the importance of irony in literature
  • Interpret and explain instances of irony in text.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply irony creatively by developing comics.
  • Create comics that effectively employ irony as a literary device.
  • Assess how irony influences the way readers interpret texts and their engagement with literary works.

 

 

Pre-Lesson Preparation 

  • Like all lessons on Eddy, this lesson follows a specific approach. If this is your first time implementing an Eddy lesson, check out our 'How to set up an Eddy Classroom' for more information. 
  • Prepare for necessary technology/hardware in advance.
  • Devices (tablets/laptops/chromebooks/computers) for each learner. 
    A stable wifi connection. 
  • Access to the Canva on each device. 

 

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Introduce your learners to the ground rules. You can check out the Eddy approach if this is your first time conducting an Eddy lesson. 

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Start the lesson by introducing your learners to the concept of irony. Further, explain how irony is a powerful literary device as it challenges the readers to to think beyond the surface. 

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Introduce the learners to verbal irony by using the example mentioned in the deck. You can also provide your learners with more examples. 

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Introduce the learners to situational irony by using the illustration provided in the deck. You can also ask learners to think of more examples. 

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Introduce your learners to dramatic irony. Ask the learners to think of a play or a book which uses dramatic irony. You can also give them examples of popular literary texts.

 

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Slide 8

Let the learners know that they will be engaging in an activity, where they will be creating a comic strip with illustrations of irony. Introduce the learners to the rules of the activity. They can also refer to this pre-designed comic strip that incorporates ironic element.s 

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Introduce the learners to their roles in the team. If this is your first time conducting an Eddy lesson and want more clarity with regard to learner roles, refer to the Eddy Approach.

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Slide 11

Help the learners explore Canva. Refer to the video tutorial to guide the learners about the activity. 

 

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Give each team the chance to present their comic strip. While one team presents, the learners can identify the types of irony used and think of alternate ways to add ironic elements within the comic. 

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Allow the learners to reflect on the activity. You can use the prompts mentioned in the deck. 

 

 

Understanding Irony

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Emerging

The learner understands the concept of irony, but finds it difficult to differentiate between the types of irony. 
 

Developing

The learner understands the concept of irony and is able to differentiate between the different types of irony. 
 

Proficient

The learner understands the concept of irony, is able to differentiate between the different types of irony, and understands the relevance of each type. 
 

Create a Comic Strip using Ironic Elements

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Emerging

The comic strip shows a foundational grasp of irony, incorporating a single type of ironic element.
 

Developing

The comic strip showcases a growing understanding of irony, effectively incorporating different types of ironic elements. 
 

Proficient

The comic strip demonstrates a strong understanding of irony, effectively and consistently incorporating different types of ironic elements throughout. 

 

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