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Adventures in Standup: A Fun Course on How To Tell Jokes

English

LOL! Comedy Writing 1

We will study different parts of speech and figurative language by learning about jokes, writing jokes, and telling jokes.
Madeleine Pelletier
197 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 51 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 2 weeks
7-9
year olds
2-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

- To understand that some words sound the same but have different meanings (homophones) and to create jokes (puns) using these words
- To expand nouns to enhance written and spoken language.
- To recognize question words and learn to punctuate "knock knock" jokes
- To recognize language patterns and conversation conventions
- To understand the use of questions and answers to create jokes
- To combine nouns (create compound words) into punch lines
- To write clearly and concisely for comic effect
Learners will be challenged to continue coming up with their own jokes after class, and encouraged to share them with their friends and family.
Learners should have a pen/pencil and some paper or a notebook to write on.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Madeleine PelletierReading Stories, Writing Stories, Telling Stories
197 total reviews
129 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm Madeleine. I love to read and write, and I love to teach writing and literature. I have more than fifteen years experience as an English teacher, working in many different countries around the world. 

My classes are fun and active, where... 
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