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Humor: A Write It Activity

It’s not easy to be funny! Scholastic helps students inject some comedy into their writing with this six-step writing workshop.

Grades

6–8, 9–12

Activity Type

  • Writing Activities

Scholastic’s Write It: Humor,” for older students, incorporates interactive tutorials, exercises, publishing opportunities, message boards, and creative ideas — all meant to help students transform funny ideas into hilarious stories. 

  • Brainstorm: These four exercises help students tap into their wit and imagination. 
  • Draft: Students learn how to employ the elements of surprise and parody. Plus, they learn how to exploit their most embarrassing moments with help from best-selling humorist David Sedaris!
  • Review: How to offer and receive feedback from others.
  • Revise: Students find four ways to improve their humorous pieces – or how to go back to the drawing board and try a new idea.
  • Polish: How to proof for silly mistakes, such as misspellings or incorrect grammar.
  • Publish: A unique opportunity for students to become published poets! Here, they submit their completed work to Scholastic.com.

 

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Learning Objectives

 

  • Students study the genre of humor writing and select mentor texts.
  • Students may use this interactive site to develop and publish a humorous essay.
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