Joke books are also a good way to teach partner work, fluency, and giving students think time. When I was teaching the 3rd grade about the 818 section, I modeled reading aloud jokes and asking for students to guess what the answer could be. This provided them with a safe environment to not have the correct answer because almost the whole class wanted to guess. I then asked them to read jokes aloud to each other and they would wait for their classmates to come up with an answer if no answer was guessed right away.
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