Description1. As a large group, view a short comedy with the sound turned off.
2. As the students view the comedy, have them write down the situations that they found humorous on the Humorous Situations blackline master.
3. Have the students get together in groups of three or four to discuss the humorous situations and to determine the type of humour being used.
4. View the comedy a second time with the sound turned on.
5. Again, as the students view the comedy, have them write down the situations that they found humorous on the blackline master.
6. Have the students get together in their same groups of three or four to discuss the humorous situations and to determine the type of humour being used.
7. In their group discussions, the students should discuss what they found to be funny and the sources of the humour based on the research they did in the previous activity.
8. Each group will report back to
the large group.
Sub-skills Needed:1. Co-operative learning strategies
2. Note taking strategies
3. Discussion strategies
Materials Needed1. One copy of the Humorous Situations handout for each student
2. A videotape of a short comedy such as The Three Stooges, Charlie Chaplin, or a current situation comedy
3. Chart paper and markers
Computer IntegrationThe students will use the Table or the Columns feature in the word processing program to create a T-Chart of the required information. Each of the Columns should be labeled, and a title should appear at the top of the page.
See Computer Curriculum Guide:Start Microsoft Word Section One, Pg. 1
Enter Text in a Document Section One, Pg. 11
Check Spelling and Grammar Section One, Pg. 18
Apply Bold, Italic or Underline Section Two, Pg. 5
Change Font, Font Sizes, and Colours Section Two, Pg.15
Columns Section Five, Pg. 2
Tables Section Six, Pg. 1
Save a Document Section One, Pg. 13
Preview and Print a Document Section One, Pg. 14
EvaluationSpeaking Rubrics and Checklists