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Celebrate all the birthdays in your class with a laugh - and by building reading skills!!! Kids LOVE jokes! Let them work on decoding skills while learning some new ones. WAY MORE FUN THAN A WORKSHEET!!! This set includes 15 short video files. Each video is between three to seven minutes long. Students can use ANY paper - scrap paper, the back of a worksheet, lined, whatever is on-hand! My class keeps a "Joke Journal" in their desks. We do two jokes a day after recess. It helps refocus the class. The video begins with a question. Pictures are displayed with their names below them. One letter is missing from each word. Students work on beginning, middle, and ending sounds as they write the missing letter on their paper. When a space is needed, they are told to put a finger space. At the end, they have written the punch line. The answer is displayed so students can check their work. At the very end of the video, there is a "Happy Birthday" message for the birthday kid! There is NOTHING to prep with this activity. Just push play! Kids Love jokes! Teachers LOVE reading! Everybody LOVES this activity!
This set was designed to have 30 jokes - one for each student. Due to file size, I had to split it into two packs. This pack includes jokes 16-30. I keep track of which jokes we have done by playing the student's number on their birthday. (If Sam is #7 in my class, we use joke 7 on his birthday.)
Pack 1 is found here -
Check out the preview to see how the activity works. The preview joke is NOT one of the jokes in the pack. Feel free to use it with your class!