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Title: Unit plan resource for humor and literature
Post by: TFeyD on May 03, 2021, 09:35:20 PM

The following set of lesson plans (cited at the bottom of this post) on humor in literature were created by Brian Rio for a 10th grade English class of mostly bilingual students. He states that a couple of his students are English language learners, and his students have varying levels of reading ability. He has created one unit (4 weeks of lesson plans) with many ideas for activities, assignments, and lessons as well as formal and informal assessments relating to humor in literature. His students engage in journaling, limerick writing, article reading, and engaging with three main texts, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain, selections from Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, and Selections from A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear.
Though the lessons weren’t directly made for ELL students, any of the lessons and activities could certainly be adapted to an English language learning classroom at an intermediate-high level, or at an intermediate level with the possible addition of supplemental vocabulary aids, adapted texts, and/or extended time. There is a lot of great material and many great ideas for lessons and activities for reading and writing in this lesson plan that an ESL/EFL teacher could use or adapt.
Lesson plans: Rio, B. (2012). Unit plan -- Humor in Literature and Life. https://circaderio.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/humor-unit-plan.pdf (https://circaderio.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/humor-unit-plan.pdf)