For the month of December, the students will be exploring the entertaining world of irony in literature. We will read several short stories, including: The Necklace, The Lottery. The Interlopers, The Gift of the Magi, The Open Window, The Ransom of Red Chief, and The Sniper. Students will learn to identify the different types of irony, explain irony in literature, and be able to create examples of irony of their own. In writing, students have been developing their skill of writing Construct 2 sentences and combining sentences. Students are practicing how to successfully write and alliterative sentence that features multiple appositives and items (noun phrases, verb phrases, prep phrases, or independent clauses) in a series. It sure is going to be a busy and fun month.
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