What’s Next?

What's Next?

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is designed to engage students in creative thinking by having them generate scenarios that lead to dramatic irony. It presents three different contexts: a fancy hotel with bedbugs, an elderly woman who was once rich but is now nearly broke, and a local post office where the entire staff quits simultaneously. Students are instructed to read these scenarios and then concoct outcomes that would result in dramatic irony, where the audience is aware of the contradiction between the expected result and the actual situation. The inclusion of a pencil graphic suggests the creative writing aspect of the task.

The worksheet aims to teach students the concept of dramatic irony by prompting them to create it themselves. It encourages them to think about the expectations set by a scenario and how those expectations can be subverted to create an ironic effect. This exercise fosters creative writing skills and deepens the students’ understanding of dramatic irony as a literary device. It also helps students practice crafting stories that engage readers through unexpected twists and the resulting tension between appearance and reality.

Read each scenario. What might happen next in order to create dramatic irony?