Serious Learning Through Silly Writing

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Are you sick of writing research papers that put you and your audience asleep?  Do you groan at the thought of a research trip to the library? Has your internet search engine blown a gasket? Do you wish there were a cool way to write research papers that both informed and entertained the reader like your favorite non-fiction books do? Are you lonely? Do you need a laugh? Do you want to learn how to make even your teacher laugh?

You’re in luck, help has arrived.

51 Wacky We-search Reports will teach you how to hunt for the best facts and turn them into cartoons, parody performances, jokes, wacky poetry and much, much more.  And a We-search report is one that you do with friends so you won’t ever feel alone again. Promise.

Here are just a few of the silly reports you will learn how to write.

  • World’s Thinnest books (A Guide to Vegetarian Living by T. Rex)
  • Wacky Trading Cards ( I’ll trade you a Julius Caesar for an amoeba)
  • Crazy Quotes (“One small step for man, oops, I think I just got a wedgie.”
  • New Dollar Bills (got any I Have a Dream dollars?)
  • Tacky Tabloids (Mama Wolves Barf for Babies))
  • The After-Life Institute (take an 8 week mini-course with Alexander the Great)
  • The Wacky Board Game (care to play Gandhi-land anyone.)
  • Wacky Tests (Is Your Uncle an Inca? Take this simple test)
  • The Recipe Poem (Suffragette Soufflé anyone?)

An unsolicited advertisement for Wacky We-Search from North Providence High School

A College Professor uses Wacky We-search with her students:

“I very successfully used 51 Wacky We-Search Reports as one of the texts for my Content Area Reading Class at Western Ct. State University. My graduate students absolutely loved the book and came up with related projects that they immediately used in their classrooms.

They felt that the book not only inspired creativity but also gave them alternative assessment tools that focused on critical thinking and the standards. As a profession we need more books like Wacky We-search that give us permission to be creative and make learning more fun for us and for our students at any grade level.”

So… put some fun back into your research with this great new book!  

64 thoughts on “Serious Learning Through Silly Writing”

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your
    next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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