Let's Laugh

1st Grade Oral Language Resources

Content Objectives

Students will:

• Learn about the concept of laughing.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about when people laugh.
• Explore and apply the concept of laughing.

Language Objectives

Students will:

• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of laughing.
• Orally use words that describe laughing.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about what makes people laugh.
• Use key concept words [laugh, clown, joke; humorous, amuse].



• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about:
• Why people laugh.
• When people laugh.
• What makes people laugh.


• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: Do these children look like they are having a good time? (Yes). How can you tell? (They are laughing, smiling, happy).
• Ask children: What might these children be laughing about? (A funny joke or story).
• Say: Laughing is a lot of fun. People laugh when something is funny, or when they are happy or when they are celebrating. Sometimes, when one person starts laughing, others join in as well. How can you cheer up someone if they are sad? (answers will vary).

Guided Practice

• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them instances when people laugh. Always have the children describe why the children are laughing.


• Have children play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children to make funny laughs. After the second game, have them discuss a funny moment they had with friends.


• Ask children: What are some bad things to laugh about?
• Say: Laughing places people in better moods however it is not nice to laugh at someone because you can hurt their feelings. You should also be careful that you don't laugh too loudly because you don't want to disturb others. Think about how you laugh and other laughs that you like.