Students in 8th grade English completed a Comedy Unit this week. The unit included a comedic memoir, several satires, two parodies, and an ironic twist story. For the project, students created their own original comedic pieces in each of these genres. The brave souls shared funny stories about times they lied or were misunderstood, satirized their teachers and the behavior of the adults in their society, created song parodies, and wrote stories with surprising ironic twist endings. The culminating quiz featured gun control editorials, Weird Al song lyrics, and a Shirley Jackson story complete with a surprise ending.