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Welcome to the Funny Business unit!

Good jokes make us laugh. But what is it that makes them funny in the first place? In this unit, we’ll be learning about how comedy works. We'll also think about these questions: How is humor embedded in our culture? What are some different approaches to joke-making? Why is comedy valuable?
In this unit, you will:.
  • Read comic stories and drama
  • Learn about different types of comedy
  • Think about how comedy works
  • Watching videos that explain some different approaches to reading
  • Reading and answering questions about literary and informational texts
  • Learning new academic words
In order to answer the essential question: What is comedy, and what can we learn from it?

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