ERIC Number: EJ1042006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Teaching Students to Recognize Irony
Milner, Joseph O.; Hawkins, Robin H.; Milner, Lucy M.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v87 n6 p254-258 2014
This article exposes the problem of using declarative rather than procedural knowledge to help K--12 students recognize irony in stories. It offers commonplace procedures drawn from students' everyday language experience together with more abstract irony clues to help students recognize irony in stories and increase their story comprehension. Six irony-laden stories are briefly examined to underscore their basic ironic core and guide instruction of elementary, middle, and secondary students.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Elementary Secondary Education, Story Grammar, Story Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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