A pun is a "play on words", which means that two different meanings can be gotten from a sentence. This set of two worksheets contains two different levels. The second level contains more information than the first. The worksheets go over three ways that puns can be made, (homonyms, homophones, or homographs; similar sounding words; and double meaning puns;) and gives examples of each. Then students evaluate some puns on the back of the worksheet and explain why they are funny. (After completing the worksheets, my 6th and 7th grade students composed and illustrated their own puns, which they enjoyed sharing with their classmates!)
Answer keys are included and I have included a 'poster' of the ways to make a pun in case you want to use it on a bulleting board. I have put this in a PDF form, but if you’d like the worksheets in Word form so you can edit, just leave your email in the Comment section and I’ll send them to you. This is a fun lesson. I hope you enjoy teaching it.