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Day Two : Play Like a Puppy! THE BACKWARDS WORLD.

To be funny you have to feel playful. You have to give yourself permission to be a puppy. Here are photos of Rishi, my daughter's 10 week old puppy. He does not take the world so seriously. What you and I see as a wicker basket, Rishi sees as a dog bone. Everything is chewable in his world. Everything is fair game for play. Today's lesson teaches us to flip flop the world and see things in new silly ways. Add a few true details or illustrations and before long our this silly world becomes funny. SILLY IS SILLY, BUT FUNNY IS TRUE. Think like a puppy! Play like a writer. Todays lesson is a great prep for the following days of Wacky We-search.

Set up:

Copy the sentence in the slide below. In the Backwards world instead of _____________ ___________ ______________ ______________.
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Punch: The Comic Premise is the Big idea. The little details make it funnier.

Next come up with your own Silly comic premise by filling in the blanks. Example: Instead of people reading books, books read people. See more examples below.



Create a series of flip flops and feel your own power to see the world in new and funny ways. If you want to share post them in the comment section on my facebook page, or text them to 802 345 9193 an I will post them.


For older students try creating a cartoon where you flip flop a situation. Here is mine. Teacher on Lunch Duty.

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See how the little details turn silly to funny?

add dialogue


and more detail to your drawings to bring out the laughs