1 Retel the story in your own words



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CHALLENGING WORDS

crocodile

dinner

drean


funny

normal


upon




SUMMARY

A funny little man he is. With all kinds of funny things. This funny man is funny



all around.




--- Conversation Questions---


(1)

Retel the story in your own words.

(Answer)

A story about a funny little man.

(Follow Up)

What is our favorite part of this story?




(2)

Name some funny things about the funny man.

(Answer)


His smile, hat, hair, car, etc.

(Follow Up)

What’s funny to you?




(3)

Hunt for what animal he had that was funny.

(Answer)

A crocodile.

(Follow Up)

Would you be scared of a crocodile?




(4)

Tell what was funny upon his head.

(Answer)

A hat.

(Follow Up)

Do you have a funny hat?




(5)

Imagine the funny man’s neighbor, do l;you think they thought he was weird?

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

Would you think he was weird?


(6)


Look in the book for what was so funny about his dinner.

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

Would you eat his dinner?




(7)

Recall for me where the funny man slept.

(Answer)

On the roof, on top of the house.

(Follow Up)

Would you sleep on the roof of your house?




(8)

Suppose the man wasn’t funny. Do you think he would do all of the weird things he does?

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

If you could be funny like the man, would you?




(9)

Compare with the story, some of the funny things that the man did with some funny things that you do.

(Answer)


Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

What are some things you have seen that were funny?




(10)

Define “normal”.

(Answer)

To be ordinary, the same as most.

(Follow Up)

What is something you could describe to be normal?



Activities




1.

Draw something funny. Tell why it makes you laugh.




2.

Tell about a time when you have seen something funny.




3.

Rewrite the story using a different word instead of funny. Be creative.







4.

Write a funny poem. Use as many silly words as you can think of.




Introductions








1.

Bring in a funny hat. Ask the child what they think about the hat. Ask them if they would wear the hat. Say, “Today, we are going to read about a very funny man and his hat.







2.

Do something funny (ex. Accidentally fall out of your chair, make a funny face, wear socks that don’t match). Say “Do you think that was funny?” Somethimes people do things that are different and some people might think they are funny. Let’s read our story and find out some funny things the man in the story today does.







3.

Tell the children your favorite “Knock, Knock joke.” Ask them if they like to hear funny things. Ask them if they have ever seen something funny. In the story A Funny Man, many funny things are happening. Let’s see what they are.








Book Title: A Funny Man

Author: Patricia Jensen


Illustrator: Wayne Becker

ISBN: 0-590-46193-1

# of Text Pages: 13 Book Level:

Building Oral Vocabulary

4

crocodile

8

upon

13

normal

Prediction Questions

4

What other normal animals do you think he has?

8

Name some other things that could be funny.

13

Predict what will happen next.



This resource is provided by KYREADS—Barren County Board of Education, an AmeriCorps project funded in part by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.








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