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    Senator Bel-Cam Jos's Avatar
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    Where "text" & "friend" are (n) & "fail" is (v)
    I had the students write as a "sponge" activity (a.k.a. bell work, opener, warm-up, intro. lesson, activation of prior knowledge, etc.) what is the corniest or silliest joke(s) they'd heard before. Reason? To introduce the turtle-crossing-the-road chapter 3 of The Grapes of Wrath. Anyway, one student included these two:
    Quote Originally Posted by Some student, wise beyond her years
    You are on the Oregon Trail. You meet a man named Terry. You say, "Terry's a girl's name," and Terry brutally beats you up for making fun of him. You have died of dissin' Terry."

    What is the temperature inside of a tauntaun?
    Ah... what is it that keeps we teachers going, again?

    p.s. I was looking through all the posts in this here looooooong thread; we've come a long way, baby! Five years of success, struggle, pain, economics, workload, awards, evaluations, despair, humor, stories, stats, room issues, temperatures, administration, voting, caseloads, and more more more.
    Last edited by Bel-Cam Jos; 04-07-2013 at 06:36 PM. Reason: Perused 47 pages of previous posts!
    I predict that the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi film will include the word "and." Multiple times.


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