During our Power of Reading book, Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, Oliver and our mermaid Iris met some interesting Seaweed in the Sarcastic Sea. The were saying things that could be nice but their use of tone and attitude revealed them to be Verbal Irony and also Sarcasm. Cheeky Seaweed!
The children then role-played the scenes and added their own Verbal Irony examples. We has some real winners! But we also had to discuss that Sarcasm can be hurtful sometimes and thus it should be used with caution.
Have a great day! (That was not verbal irony, I really mean it, have a great day!)