Activities for the English Classroom
By Bruce Goebel. According to the author, incorporating humor writing into the classroom not only reduces student anxiety but also provides an opportunity to study and practice the careful and effective use of language. Divided into four chapters—"Humorous Words, Phrases, and Sentences," "Funny Stories and Essays," "Light Verse," and "Parody"—the book offers more than 150 activities you can use to help students develop writing skills in voice, word choice, style, and organization while exploring a variety of genres. Depending on your purpose and needs, you can either sprinkle brief lessons throughout your instructional units or create an extended humor writing unit. Perhaps most important, these activities offer students the rare opportunity to express their creative, unique selves. Grades 9–12. Index. Bibliography. NCTE. 151 pages. ©2011.