Jay and Leslie's Laughing Matters

Read It Right Now


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Appropriate For: Grades K-6

Best For: Grades 2-5

Program Length: 45 minutes

Curriculum Objectives: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Rhymes, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, and Storytelling

Read It Right Now begins with a mime alphabet. Jay performs mime illusions from A (for arrow) to Z (for zipper). Then Jay does a three box juggling manipulation with letters on the boxes so the kids can read the answers to Leslie’s riddles.

Next we talk about the connections words have to each other. Using a little magic we get from the word "hat" to the word "rabbit" using the magic connections rhyme, synonym, antonym, and homophone. The show ends with improvised stories based on nouns, verbs, and adjectives suggested by the students.

Common Core Standards:

3rd Grade
Language - Conventions of Standard English
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.

4th Grade
Language - Conventions of Standard English
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
Language—Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

5th Grade
Language—Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.