1. Topic-
Students will be able to identify and define examples of situational irony in poetry and/or prose excerpts
2. Content-
Alanis Morissette's song "Isn't It Ironic?"
Short Stories:
"The Story of An Hour"-Chopin
"The Open Window"-Saki
"The Gift of the Magi"-O'Henry

Key vocabulary:
Situational Irony
Definitions from readings:
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Understand the meaning of Irony-definition, Greek origin of the name
2.Introduce situational irony, definition, examples. 3. Students work in groups to identify examples of situational irony from short story readings
4. Objectives-
1.TSWBT understand the meaning of irony and situational irony
2.TSWBAT comprehend situational irony by identifying 2 examples from "Isn't It Ironic?" on their worksheet
3.TSWBAT identify the example of situational irony from reading a short story and discuss the outcome. While in a cooperative group of 4
5. Materials and Aids-
index cards
access to projector for power point slide show (if applicable)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Introduce the meaning and origins of irony
2.Why is irony used in literature?
3.what is situational irony? and how to identify

B. Development-

1.After introduction to the concept and use of irony in literature, students will do a think-pair-share with shoulder partner and then share a situationaly ironic event in their lives.
(Question: What event in your life fits the definition of situational irony? Answers: I studied all night for a test the next day, and then found out the test was the day after. Another answer: I saved up money to buy a new pair of shoes that were in style, but when I bought them, they hurt my feet so much, I couldn't wear them.)
2.Students receive handout of Morrisette song, read (call on students to read a stanza), students get a worksheet to choose 2 additional examples of s.i. from the song
3. Student pair up in teams of 4 (include ELL's and SPED students within group). Each group reads a short story, then as a team, identify examples of situational irony in their reading. (in the group, students need to identify tasks...scribe, each student must give input, spokesperson for the team

C. Practice-

1.reading of Morrissette song and identifying s.i. examples
2. Group work with short story

D. Independent Practice-

1.Find 5 examples of situational irony in film (movies) TV shows, news events, daily life
2.Detail these examples, explain why they are considered situational irony and turn in the next day

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. ELL students need to be paired with students who speak English and ELL's native language
2.Give extra time if needed to complete guided practice
3.In groups, ELL or Sped students can have defined roles within the group
4. Students can be placed closer to the teacher if they need help in seeing or hearing instructions

F. Checking for understanding-

1.worksheets on Morrisette song
2.group work worksheets
4. class involvement, answering questions, asking questions

G. Closure-

1.Review situational Irony, and how to look for it every day
2.exit ticket:Think of a time while in school/home that you encountered situational irony
Answers: expected my class to be boring, but it was interesting. or hurried to get to a party on time, thinking I'm late and found out I was too early.
7. Evaluation-
1.Did the student understand the concept of situational irony, and applied what they learned to identifying situational irony in literature?

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)