In this activity, students read a passage from Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and write what they think the underlined words mean.
11th - 12th Grade Reading: Literature
For eleventh and twelfth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a fictional text. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Among the complete standards for this grade, eleventh and twelfth graders will be asked to: support a textual analysis with direct textual evidence and explicit inferences, determine the theme of a text and how it develops within the text as well as what the text leave as uncertain, be able to give an objective summary of a text, be able to analyze complex word and phrase choices in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings, begin to define how the aesthetics and beauty of language and structural choices by the author change the way in which a text conveys meaning, analyze multiple recorded or live versions of a story, drama or poem including at least one drama by Shakespeare and one by an American dramatist, demonstrate knowledge of, and ability to compare and contrast, at eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century works of American literature, read text appropriate to grade level while increasing in the level of text complexity throughout the year to prepare for college and career readiness.
Two poetry passages from classic literature are the focus of this irony worksheet.
Your student will determine which passage shows situational irony and which shows dramatic irony.
Can your student spot the visual irony in the pictures in this worksheet?
Here is a worksheet to print out for your students learning about irony! irony is a statement where the actual meaning is different from the literal meaning or a situation where the result is different than expected. WIth different examples given, students are asked to explain the irony in different phrases as well as come up with examples of their own.
Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities which was published in 1859. Students read the passage and answer questions.
Edmund Rostand wrote Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897. It is a play about a French musketeer who is a man of many gifts and talents. Students read from the play and answer related questions.
Charles Dickens published Great Expectations in 1860. It is the story of Phillip Pirrip, called Pip, growing up from a young boy to a man. Students read a passage and answer related questions.
In this worksheet your student will discuss the irony in a passage from “The Diamond Necklace.”
This worksheet features some paradoxes in literature.
In this activity, students read an excerpt from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and answer related questions.
In this activity, your students will read an excerpt from “Shakespeare’s Henry V” and answer questions related to the topic.
Help your students improve their reading comprehension with this “Shakespeare’s Macbeth” activity.
Encourage your students in their reading comprehension skills with this “Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice” printable activity.
Your student will take the next step in understanding inference in this writing worksheet.
This inference worksheet spotlights text from “The Gift of the Magi.”