The following Lesson Plans are a sampling from The Jester Has Lost His Jingle Curriculum Supplement:
- Have students describe the difference between rhyme and prose in a selected segment. Have students discuss how prose and rhyme evoke feelings. In what ways can one be more effective than the other?
- Have students create a prose word picture of exciting settings for The Jester & Pharley to search for laughter, using as many new adjectives and adverbs as possible.
- Have students retell selected rhyming parts of the story using prose instead of rhyme.
- Have students retell the story completely in prose.
- Have students use the words Jester and Pharley to make as many words as possible by using only those letters.
- Have students unscramble selected words from the story, such as “telsca” (castle); “lsble” (bells); “gnki” (king); “erhpayl” (Pharley); “gurtlhae” (laughter); “stlhpoia” (hospital); “oirnwba” (rainbow).