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Just Joking! Cursive Joke Book Practice Worksheets

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 10 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Trace 10 cringe-worthy jokes in cursive font and rewrite each joke independently in cursive on the lines.

😆 Have a Little Fun Writing in Cursive ✏️

Practice cursive, penmanship, and the art of telling terrible jokes—all at once!

To complete each worksheet, students will first trace the joke. Then they will freehand write the joke in cursive three times. 

This collection of 10 cursive practice worksheets includes classic jokes like:

Why couldn’t the pony sing a lullaby?

Why do fish live in saltwater?

What did the ocean say to the pirate?

What kinds of pants do ghosts wear?

Why did the robber take a shower?

Want the answers to these silly questions and more? Download the worksheets to find out. 😉 

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Through this activity, students demonstrate an ability to write legibly in cursive, leaving appropriate spaces between words. 

In addition to individual student work time, use these cursive handwriting worksheets as a:

Students who need more of a challenge can write the punchlines of the jokes in cursive on the backside of the paper or blank handwriting paper

Support struggling students by practicing writing one word in the joke three times. When they finish the first word, they go back to the top of the page and work on writing the following word three times, following this same structure until they feel confident in the fluidity of their writing. 

Prepare This Resource with Sustainability in Mind!

No matter how you decide to use this teaching resource, there are many ways to incorporate efficient practices that save time, resources, and the planet! 

We suggest:

♻️ Print Double-Sided 

If applicable to your lesson structure, save paper by printing worksheets double-sided. 

♻️ Reuse It! 

Update your rotations with activities fast finishers can work on. Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

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