This “Puns” lesson comes complete with:

• an EATS lesson plan (including essential question, teaching strategies, etc.)
• a PowerPoint
• a printable worksheet that follows the PowerPoint
• an exit ticket
• an answer sheet
• a bonus worksheet for students to create puns

This lesson provides an explanation of puns and the reasons authors use them. Students will learn to interpret puns through the discussion of the several examples.

In order to focus on CCSS (LITERACY.L.8.5 and L.8.5.A), the Essential Question asks “How can I interpret puns?”

A sample response to this question is included. Students will be able to discuss and critique the response- before they are expected to answer it on their own. I have found providing a sample answer really helps students understand how to respond to the lesson’s exit ticket.

The printable worksheet allows students to follow along with the lesson- and independently work on interpreting puns in literature.

An “Extra Pun Worksheet” is included for further study. Using the list of multiple meaning words and more examples, students can create their own puns!

I hope you enjoy this Puns lesson.

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  • 106-2-Puns.pptx
  • 106-3-Extra-Pun-Worksheet.pdf

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Created: Mar 16, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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