2A Discovers Humor

2A Discovers Humor2A has been working on a humor unit during Writer’s Workshop.  During this unit, students are learning how to use their minds to think differently during writing time.   They are learning how to hone in on their own senses of humor and they are learning that funniness comes in many different forms.

Some of the guiding questions from this unit include: What makes something funny? Are there different kinds of funniness?  Are there some things that just aren’t funny

The students have been working on many different writing exercises to discover their humorous sides.  The following are examples of work from our class.

What Would It Say? (Students give objects the power of speech)

A tomato:  “I’m too young to die.” (Angel)

A box: “Can you stop putting things in me?” (Michael)

A clock:  “What time is it?” (Boey)

Our class fish: “I know the answer” (Charlie)

A fridge:  “It’s cold in here!” (Cleo)

A tree:  “Am I really a tree?” (Meara)

Class rug:  “Don’t step on me, of I’ll step on you” (Alice)

A rabbit:  “Can you stop hugging me, you’re killing me!” (Dan)

A DS: “DO NOT waste my battery.”  (Ricky)

“Don’t write me,” said the word. (Linus)

It’s Hard Being… (Students give objects the power to complain) excerpts:

It’s hard being a wall because people cut my body to put glass in me and that hurts!  It feels uncomfortable when people drill holes in me like I have a cavity in my tooth. People kick me when they are angry and that hurts a lot! They paint me, even on my mouth and teeth and that tastes bad.  (Yi )

It’s hard being a cherry.  I grow in the winter, fall and summer and when I’m big enough, they separate me from my family.  A humongous thing with caves and water on it shouts “I see a cherry”  Then they tip me off my tree. They squeeze me very tight and they put me in a cave bigger than them and here comes the creepiest part…THEY EAT ME!  (Yuki)

It’s hard being a tree.  I grow all day, all week and all month.  It’s tiring and hard. And small creatures climb on me.  If they are too heavy, I could break. I would be happy if I was free… (Jenny)

It’s hard to be cake.  People cut you, people eat you, people put candles in you.  (Tereza)

2A Discovers HumorWrite the Caption

“Can we come with you?”

“ This is awesome!”

“Can you give us a wild ride?”

“ What’s this blue-green thing?”

“ We’re not playing tag…”

“ I won’t let you eat my car.”

“What are you doing here?”

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