- Define and use vocabulary words
- Work cooperatively to create meaningful sentences and an ironic skit
- Identify irony within a variety of texts
- Brainstorm ironic situations
- Identify the various types of conflicts within a text.
- Create a story that involves at least three out of the four identified types of conflict
Culminating ActivityIn preparation for an exam, set up a Jeopardy! Game. The categories can include the following: "Irony or Not" (students must identify situations as ironic or not), "The Gift of the Magi" (students must answer questions about the story), "The Interlopers" (students must answer questions about the story), "Word Definitions," Vocabulary Fill in the Blanks," "Vocabulary Application" (students must apply the words to real life in some way), and "Conflict" (identify the type of conflict in a scenario). If there are other stories that have been read and will be covered on the exam, add a category for them too!
Supporting BooksVocabulary and Comprehension-Building Booklist
These vocabulary activities help students to learn definitions and also to use and apply the vocabulary words in various contexts.
Activities that teach students to recognize different types of irony, a common component of much of both classic and contemporary literature.
Activities requiring students to identify different types of conflict in the short story "The Interlopers".