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I love using bad jokes and puns with the youth I work with.  Icebreaking, diffusing an awkward or tense situation, making someone laugh when they’re down…they’re great tools, and I get a kick out of them.  You can even use some of them as crossword clues for filler or spelling words, or have students write their own when studying homonyms (or other language lessons that might lend to bad jokes).  We’re talking popsicle-sticks-and-laffy-taffy-wrappers bad.  A friend of mine calls them “groaners.” Do you tell jokes so bad your students are rolling their eyes before you even get to the punchline, out of sheer anticipation of a “groaner”?  Share your favorites!

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