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Curated OER

What Makes Jokes Funny?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Activity
Committee for Children

Learn to Identify What’s Bullying, What’s Joking, and How to Deal With It

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A quick lesson takes a look at the differences between bullying and joking. Through whole-class discussion, scholars identify between the two behaviors and brainstorm actions to take to cease bullying behavior. Small groups share with...
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PPT
Curated OER

Jokes

For Teachers Higher Ed
If you feel like giving your lecture students a chuckle, this entertaining presentation is worth your time. Exploring humor in various types of jokes, the slides include examples of license plate jokes, lightbulb jokes, singlets, and...
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My Career Space

Just Joking

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
After reading a workplace ethics scenario regarding an employee who makes racially insensitive comments, your learners will discuss how language that stereotypes others is discriminatory and never "just joking."
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Lesson Plan
Anti-Defamation League

Slurs, Offensive Jokes and How to Respond

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How to respond to slurs and offensive jokes is the topic of a lesson designed for middle and high schoolers. After journaling about their experiences with slurs and nasty jokes, participants read an article about a Florida State Senator...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Jokes And Riddles

For Students 4th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students first select a collection of jokes and riddles to read. Students complete 4 activities: illustrating jokes, making a matching game with riddles and answers, making a comic strip, and telling a joke...
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TCI

What Are the Biggest April Fools Jokes of All Time?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
After working in groups to analyze primary sources related to a historical hoax, learners will discuss how people managed to be fooled and work to identify one of the biggest April Fools jokes in history.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Predicting Events in Realistic Fiction

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How do you make a prediction? Practice active reading comprehension strategies, like making predictions, with your readers. Learners make predictions during the independent reading of Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sacher. They observe...
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Lesson Plan
Council for Economic Education

Jokes, Quotations, and Cartoons in Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Humor offers a great tool teach the basics of economics to scholars via video clips, satire, and political cartoons. Individuals create their own economic humor to present to the class—with the assistance of Daryl Cagel's online...
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PPT
Curated OER

Practical Jokes

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
With no discussion on the topic of practical jokes, this presentation opts instead for providing visual aids, allowing teachers and professors to craft a discussion around the various links to humorous videos. Many videos feature pranks...
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Interactive
Curated OER

Jokes

For Students 4th - 8th
In this jokes instructional activity, learners choose the correct answer to jokes said in phrases. Students complete 20 multiple choice problems.
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PPT
Curated OER

Ethnic Humor

For Teachers Higher Ed
Uncovering the function and forms of ethnic jokes, this presentation with enlighten your students as it explores the concept of "insiders vs. outsiders" and various examples of ethnic stereotypes in literature and society. The...
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PPT
Curated OER

Humor and Anthropology/Ethnic Humor

For Teachers Higher Ed
By posing controversial questions about racially charged words and jokes, this presentation explores the function and use of ethnic humor. Sure to inspire debates and discussions in your sociology or anthropology class, the slideshow...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Book Report- Jokes And Riddles

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this book report form worksheet, students write about a joke/riddle book they have read. There are 4 questions, and students write answers inside large blank shapes.
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Printables
Puffin

Roald Dahl Day Challenge

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Have some fun with Roald Dahl-related activities in order to celebrate him as a person and a writer. The page includes 10 tasks that learners can complete to honor Dahl, including everything from wearing something yellow to swapping a...
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Lesson Plan
Kenan Fellows

An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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PPT
Curated OER

Puns

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Nothing's better than the sound of children's laughter. This humorous presentation should have your young learners laughing. Jokes and puns are the focus. Classics such as, "Why did the turkey cross the road?  To prove he wasn't...
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Curated OER

The Joke's on You!

For Teachers 1st
First graders share and create jokes to promote and enhance reading skills (fluency, emphasis, timing and sight word recognition), acquire vocabulary and recognize homophones. Students read their jokes aloud, concentrating on voice...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Bug Jokes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, students use the given code to discover the punch lines for each of the funny jokes as they relate to different bugs. Then they compare their answers to others in class.
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Lesson Plan
Read Works

Lesson 4:Theme Matters

For Teachers 5th Standards
Determining a theme is one of the most difficult and most important standards in the Common Core. Use this plan to help your learners identify the message that an author is sending to the reader. The lesson plan is based around the book...
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Humanities Texas

Primary Source Worksheet: John T. McCutcheon, “A Wise Economist Asks a Question”

For Students 8th - 11th
No joke! Kids learn how to read political cartoons using McCutcheon's drawing as a starting point and then progressing to other images found online.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Testing for Life’s Molecules

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Want to hear a joke about sodium? Na. Young scientists test various materials to identify if they include protein, starch, and glucose by using the Biuret test, iodine starch test, and Benedict's test respectively. After practicing with...
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Worksheet
Teach-nology

Author’s Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What is the author's purpose in writing a joke book? What about a book about the digestive system? Explore author's purpose with a instructional activity that challenges kids to identify whether ten books are meant to entertain, inform,...
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Activity
Washington State University

Defining Bullying

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How can you recognize bullying? How is verbal bullying different from physical or social bullying, and when has a joke gone too far? Learners use their own experiences and ideas to inform the discussion.

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