April Fools' Day! Reading Passage and More

NOTE: April Fools’ Day and April Fool’s Day are both used but sources say April Fools’ Day is more correct to use.
Great Activity to Introduce students to REAL vs. FAKE News Identification!

Want to introduce your students to the history of April Fools’ Day? This resource provides a reading for students as well as lots of interesting famous April Fools’ Day pranks such as this one that happened in Switzerland in 1957.A news show aired a video on a spaghetti harvest in the country of Switzerland. People were pulling strands of spaghetti dangling down from trees. People actually called the news show asking how they could purchase a spaghetti tree! Additionally, there are extension activities as well as a Test your April Fools’ Day IQ(can you spot the True News Stories from the Fake ones?). There are also comprehension questions for the students to answer after reviewing the resource.One class period for Grades 4 and up.

This Resource Goes well with April Fool’s Day:
Check out my Resource on Digital Critical Thinking(Is that FAKE News?) Is That FAKE New?

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