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Jokes for Fluency

For real... my kiddos need to work on fluency.  Many of my students are ELLs, and need help in understanding figurative language.  Enter the Knock, Knock jokes!  Particularly in grades 2 and 3, the ability to effectively deliver a knock knock joke (or speak up in class discussions!) is a skill to hone.

Teacher Tip: You can establish an instant connection with a student usingKnock Knock jokes.  Here's a few to add to your bag of tricks:

Knock, Knock!
Who's there?
Boo, Who?
Don't cry.  It's just a joke.

Knock, Knock!
Who's there?
Interrupting cow.

For maximum annoying-ness with your Knock Knock jokes, which usually gets the best response from 2nd and 3rd graders, start over-explaining the answers.  (Get it!?!  Boo, Who sounds like crying.)  Then, they'll start trying to tell you jokes, which will help you smile, since it's really pretty funny when they make up their own...  Here's a freebie to help your mental health, and your kiddos increased fluency.  Print, copy double-sided, and viola!  Instant joke book.  There's even space on the back for them to write some of their favorites...  Enjoy!!

Free Knock Knock Jokes book


  1. How true! My second graders always have a difficult time with the delivery of jokes. This is adorable and such a perfect idea. Thanks for sharing!


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