--Find your name card and sit in the corresponding desk for today's class.
--Take out your notebook, date the page (3/20/2014), and label this section of your notes
"Irony Rough Notes." Then, write down each of the items written up on the front board ("Irony," "Situational Irony," "Verbal Irony," and "Dramatic Irony"), skipping a few lines between each item. Finally, under each of the items, write down everything that you think you know so that Mr. Martin can get a sense of your collective prior knowledge and tailor the contents of today's mini-lesson accordingly.
S. the C.
- Dustin C.
- Billy M.
- Jenna B.
- Sarah E.
- Billy H.
- Sam G.
- Jay M.
- Jeremiah V.
--The following student still has not submitted the Monomyth Writing Assignment:
Mini-Lesson -- The Three Types of Irony
By the end of the mini-lesson, you should:
- be able to define both irony in general and the three main types of irony
- be able to recognize each of the types of irony in action
- understand some of the reasons why authors implement irony
- have a solid page of notes to study in order to master irony--your mastery and the notes page itself should aid you in future endeavors (e.g., answering one of the text-dependent questions about Dragonsong later in today's class block!).
- Knowing that each video exemplifies a type of irony, add to each of the definitions in your notebook
- Consider the way that you feel/the impact that the irony is having on you as a viewer--write your thoughts in your notebook
Clip from M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film Signs (Mr. Martin provides a brief plot summary first):
Tw0-thirds of Will Ferrell's "Dissing Your Dog" skit from Saturday Night Live (Mr. Martin gives a heads up about language first):
- For each of the following examples, if you think that the example is situational irony, hold up ONE finger. If you think that the example is verbal irony, hold up TWO fingers. If an example best fits dramatic irony, hold up THREE fingers. Finally, if an example is in no way ironic at all, hold up a FIST.
- Put your head down on your desk, listen to each example, and throw your hand up in the air!
--read the directions quietly and independently--when you've finished reading, look up
--student cold-called upon to clarify our purpose
--Continue re-reading Chapter 1 of Dragonsong and complete a total of at least four of the "Dragonsong Unit--Chapter 1--Standards-based Text-dependent Questions: Close Reading Practice/Discussion Preparation" document questions. We will have a circle discussion in class on Monday.
--Actively read Chapter 2 of Dragonsong by way of the Post-it Note Strategy.
--Review your active reading notes and "Dragonsong Unit--Chapter 1--Standards-based Text-dependent Questions: Close Reading Practice/Discussion Preparation" document responses for Chapter 1 and your active reading notes for Chapter 2 so that you are ready for an assessment and/or a discussion about the material.
--YOU MUST BRING YOUR DRAGONSONG BOOK TO CLASS EVERY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE DRAGONSONG UNIT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR BOOK, EXPECT CONSEQUENCES FOR LACK OF PREPARATION.
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em.