Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: K-8, Secondary, Young Adult, Adult
What They Are: There’s humor in symbols, pictures, titles, and oneliners
(like proverbs and quotes). There’s humor in nonfiction
Why You Need Them: You Can learn how to talk with humor in different parts like comic strips, Anecdotes & Jokes.The thought and speech balloons were added by the author of this book for reading-practice purposes. Of course, there are many other sources of comic strips, such as local daily and Sunday newspapers and the Internet
What They Do:
Comic Strips:To the side of the comic strips are some possible
explanations of the point of the humor.In a few sentences, retell the “story” in your ow n words. Include only the necessary i nformation about the events in order, but don’t leave out anything related to the point.
Anecdotes & Jokes: some short, amusing anecdotes or jokes. Some
of the stories are true, and some are fictitious (made-up). Each has an amusing point. The point of the humor is in the “punch line.”
- Other Kinds of Humor: The most common types of intentional humor are single-panel cartoons and comic-strip sequences. In reading and conversation, the most common kinds are anecdotes and funny stories with punch lines.