This is a member of about 55 other activity templates that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. This template uses the following multiple intelligences: linguistic, interpersonal or intrapersonal. This template was designed as a mixed ability level cooperative learning activity for middle school but if you want the students to work individually, you can delete step one which states the student roles.
It starts off like all of the others in the series with students choosing roles: writer, reader, taskmaster and timekeeper. It tells the students to read the rubric. It gives an example of what a joke is. The teacher must input the content they want the students to work with. They will then revise their joke(s). Each step provides an appropriate time limit to help keep students on task and move them along. There is a rubric to help you grade. The time limit provided assumes that there will only be one joke but if there is more content, then the time frame will increase.
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Choose four of these templates and allow your students to choose the one they want to do in order to differentiate instruction and increase interest.
You can also tweak them to fit perfectly to your content as well as how you want it to be done because it is a Word document.
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Joke Writer Activity Template and Rubric
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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