Analyze Learners The students that I will be teaching are in the tenth grade and all on a tenth
grade reading level. A group of 23 students: 10 being male and 13 being female. There are 5
Caucasian students, 5 African American students, 5 Hispanic students, 5 biracial students, and 3
Five students have mild attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
One student has as orthopedic impairment, cerebral palsy.
One student has a moderate to severe hearing impairment.
State Objectives The tenth grade students will use skills and strategies to inform to perform a
task and to read for literacy experience by: identifying and using irony and satire to develop
independence as readers by doing activities to engage students and teach them the definition of
irony and satire and to do activities so that they will better understand the definitions and so that
they will understand how it is applied to literature and how to identify irony and satire in
literature if any.
Select Methods, Media, and Materials the internet to show pictures found off of Pinterest,
PowerPoint for the class to come up with our own ironic picture/poster
Utilize Media and Materials The computer will be used to project pictures found to represent
irony. My Pinterest account will be pulled up to display the images found for irony and satire!
Require Learner Participation Participation throughout this unit plan is crucial because that is
how students are going to be evaluated to see if they understand the material or not. Without
participating students will not understand hardly any of the material and no participating will
result in being behind. With this unit plan, there is no option for students to not participate.
Evaluate and Revise Having students see displays of irony and satire are going to be good so
that they can visualize the meaning and examples. As with all of the lesson in this lesson plan,
simple examples will be used to help students understand the meaning of irony and satire. By
doing this, comical examples will help them grasp these two literary devices. The interaction that
will occur will tell me if students understand or not because I will be able to see the examples
and thoughts that they share with me and the rest of the class. Like every other day, if a student
does not quite understand irony and or satire, then we will continue to do exercises and review
Irony refers to playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence/word is
actually different from the literal meaning derived. Often, irony is used to suggest the stark
contrast of the literal meaning being put forth. The deeper, real layer of significance is revealed
not by the words themselves but the situation and the context in which they are placed (Literary
Satire is the practice of making fun of a human weakness or character flaw. The use of satire is
often inclusive of a need or decision of correcting or bettering the character that is on the
receiving end of the satire. In general, even though satire might be humorous and may “make
fun”, its purpose is not to entertain and amuse but actually to derive a reaction of contempt from
the reader (Literary Devices).