How to Write Funny Poetry — Chapter 3: Choosing a Topic

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Nothing's better than a really funny poem! Help young writers craft their funny poems with a lesson on one of the most challenging parts of writing: picking what to write about.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm a list of funny topics as a class for learners to choose from
  • Bring in examples of funny poems from Shel Silverstein for inspiration
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a longer series on writing funny poetry
  • Requires access to the Internet
  • Offers learners the opportunity to sign up for weekly poems, but signing up is not obligatory
Pros

  • Provides tips, examples, and ideas
  • Encourages learners to write down all ideas, even ones they don't like, so they have plenty to choose from
Cons

  • None