How to Write a Funny Epitaph Poem

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What can happen if you eat too much cafeteria food? Or wear dirty clothes every day? Or talk back to your mother? Use a lesson on humorous poems as a way for students to practice silly rhymes as fictional epitaphs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson around Halloween and display the poems on cardboard headstones
  • Write a model poem as a class before assigning individual poems
Classroom Considerations
  • Some students may not want to write humorous poems about death; offer the epitaph poem as an option without making it a requirement
  • Creative way to get learners engaged with poetry
  • Provides helpful tips and guidance
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