--Take out your notebook, date the page (12/7/2015), and label this section of your notes
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 I can get a sense of your collective prior knowledge and tailor the contents of today's mini-lesson accordingly. I will post an illustrated Shel Silverstein poem that is ironic in an attempt to help you out a little bit!
S. the C.
--Pick up a copy of the "Mr. Martin's English--Soft Skills Self-Assessment" document from the front table.
Self-Assessment -- 2nd Marking Period Soft Skills
--sample self-assessment shared in order to demonstrate desired level of specificity
--complete the self-assessment quietly and independently as directed
- rough averages/my soft skills "red-flags" (if any) shared
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
--purposefully view three video clips, each of which corresponds with one of the three types of irony--your purpose:
- 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 (I'll provide a brief plot summary first):
Tw0-thirds of Will Ferrell's "Dissing Your Dog" skit from Saturday Night Live (I'll give a heads up about language first):
- connect back to our work with "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" (contrast and contradictions and theme development)
- 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!
Closure -- Whip Around
Brain Break -- Mum Ball (time permitting)
HW (Class Preparation)
--By the middle of next week, you are expected to have a free reading book selected for the next two marking periods, and you are also expected to bring the book to class every day that we meet. Please see me if you would like some help getting a suitable book picked out (as the whole purpose of free reading is enjoyment).