This lesson uses the medium of a simple poem which makes ironic references to people’s differences from each other and their differences from norms or stereotypes.
Students are invited to read the poem and think about its explicit and implicit meanings and consider irony and its effects.
Then they should think about and discuss their own differentness and respond to the poem by writing an ironic poem in response.
This lesson usualises. See: The VisiAble Method.
Downloads:Ain’t It Funny poem
Ain’t It funny-1
How Are People Different Worksheet 1
Schools Out Ain’t It Funny Lesson Plan-2