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Lamb to the Slaughter: Irony

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Kelley Dutra

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Transcript of Lamb to the Slaughter: Irony

A Study in Irony
"Lamb to the Slaughter"

Agenda: Day Two
(5/30 or 5/31)
Review notes (10 min)

Irony in song lyrics (20 min)

Read "Lamb to the Slaughter" (30 min)

Reflect on predictions vs. outcome (10 min)

Determining irony in "LTTS" (20 min)
Reading "Lamb to the Slaughter"
Agenda: Day One
(5/29 or 5/30)
What is irony? (30 min)
Take notes

Predictions about "Lamb to the Slaughter" (15 min)

Who is Roald Dahl? (15 min)
Take notes

Second predictions about "Lamb to the Slaughter" (10 min)
understand how irony functions in literature and in real-life circumstances.
What is Irony?
“Irony is bitter truth wrapped up in a little joke” - H.D.
Definition: Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what is real.
Three Types of Irony:
Verbal Irony
Definition: A person
one thing while meaning another.
“Mom's going to be happy to see that!"
(when mom will really be upset.)
"Nice weather!” (when the weather is awful).
“Of course I believe you!”
(when in reality they don’t)
Now, write one example of your own.
Situational Irony
Definition: The outcome of a situation is the opposite of what is expected.
You stay up all night studying for a test. When you go to class, you discover the test is not until the next day.
Now, think of one example of your own!
Dramatic Irony
Definition: The audience or readers knows something that the characters do not know.
In Mulan the audience knows that Mulan is a girl, but nobody in the story does.
Now, think of one example of your own!
Guess What Type of Irony!
You are watching a horror movie and there is a killer on the loose, but no one in the movie knows yet. You and the rest of the audience, know that the teenagers should not go walking in the woods late at night, but of course, they think a midnight stroll would be romantic. Needless to say, the teens become the next victims.
Your boyfriend shows up in ripped up jeans and a stained t-shirt. With a smirk, you say, "Oh! I see you dressed up for our date. We must be going to a posh restaurant."
You break a date with your girlfriend so you can go to the ball game with the guys. When you go to the concession stand, you run into your date who is with another guy.
Make Predictions!
View the slides as you complete you worksheet.
What do you see?
What do you think?
What do you wonder?
Who is Roald Dahl?
Well... That's Ironic!
Born in Wales, to Norwegian parents
Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II
Became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of wing commander
Dahl rose to prominence in the 1940s
Works for both children and adults
Became one of the world's best-selling authors
Famous For:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
James and the Giant Peach
his delightfully sinister tales!
and for:
2nd Predictions?
After hearing what kinds of stories Dahl wrote, how have your initial predictions changed?
Make one alteration note for either "I think" or "I wonder."
make predictions about what will happen in the short story "Lamb to the Slaughter."
understand the background of the author of "Lamb to the Slaughter" and how his writing style might influence predictions of the story's plot.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

In Cinderella we know that the glass slipper belongs to her, but nobody in the story does.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Notes Review!
How much do you remember about irony and Roald Dahl??
Irony in Lyrics
Song Title:
Ms. Dutra's Review:
Alanis Morisette
Jagged Little Pill
With a partner, label all of the scenarios that are ACTUALLY ironic with a
By: Roald Dahl
Review predictions from last time.
Before Reading:
After Reading:
In what ways were your predictions correct? In what ways were they incorrect? Did the outcome surprise you?
Did the opposite happen than what you expected?
Irony in "Lamb to the Slaughter"
Complete worksheet.

Add two quotes or situations on the back.

Label the ones that ARE NOT
ironic with an
Recall and recite facts about irony and Roald Dahl from my notes.

Identify irony in one song lyric.

Reflect on my predictions of the story.

Identify irony in "Lamb to the Slaughter."
Agenda: Day 3
Comprehension and analysis
questions from LTTS (30 min)

Lamb to the Slaughter movie (30 min)

Comparison chart (20 min)
answer 90% of comprehension and analysis questions correctly.

successful compare and contrast the literature version of LTTS to the film version.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Comprehension and Analysis Questions
Bloom's Taxonomy
Lit and Film Comparison
Do NOT answer:
3, 4, 6, 9, or 10
Agenda: Day 4
(6/4 or 6/5)
LTTS compare/contrast worksheet discussion (10 min)

LTTS blog posts (50 min)

Exit ticket (5 min)
CCSS.ELA.RL.9-10.7: Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic
mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.
Literature v.s.
Class Discussion
What were some things that were the same/different in each medium?
What was done better in the literature version?

What was done better in the film version?
Blog Post: Part 2
Discuss at least 3 similarities between the film and the short story.
Discuss at least 5 differences between the film and the short story.
Recommend either to the film OR the short story to someone who has experienced neither of them. Include 3 reasons why.
Post #1 Compare
Post #2 Contrast
Express Yourself
Post #3 Recommend
Popular Blogs
Express yourself!
They ALL allow you to
Blog Post: Part 2
Pass your blog to the person behind you.
Blog Post: Part 1
Make your paper look like your blog is on a computer.
(yes... we're going low tech :/ )
Make spaces for three blog posts.

Make spaces for three comments on each post.
See Example
Make thoughtful comments regarding thoughts on the topics. Stay away from: "I agree." "This is good." etc.
Exit Ticket
How are you feeling about your grade in this class? What grade do you think/know you have. Is this the grade you think you deserve? Why or why not?
Compare and contrast the literature version of LTTS to the film version.
Make 1 comment on 2 posts and sign your name.
Pass it again.
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