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.


  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!