Monday, February 22, 2016

Book of the Week: Shockingly Silly Jokes about Electricity and Magnetism

Educators often ask me which of my books would work best in their classroom. So this year, I’ve decided to feature a book each week and highlight related teaching materials and strategies.

Don’t be fooled by the title. Shockingly Silly Jokes about Electricity and Magnetism is more than just a book of jokes. It also contains basic information about atoms, lightning, batteries, magnets, circuits, motors, and more.

And that’s not all. The backmatter includes a 6-page section about how to write jokes using a wide range of language devices, including alliteration, homographs and homophones, and rhyme. There’s no better way to get students to engaging in authentic word play.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, language arts and science. Nothing like killing two birds with one stone. I'll get this for our science and language arts teachers. They're doing a unit on electricity and magnetism right now. Thanks!

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