What Makes Jokes Funny?

Explore how language is used for comic effect. Middle schoolers determine which of the three formulas for jokes (double meanings, unexpected outcome, humorous mental image) make each of 18 classic, corny examples funny. They complete a worksheet and write their own set of jokes.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 8th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
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