Laughing Matters uses humor and laughter to add spice to the learning process. Part I: The Language of Laughter serves as an introduction. Part II: Fun with Humor introduces students to many forms of humor and guides them in humorous creativity. Part III: Off to a Funny Start is a collection of story starters and ideas. Part IV: To the Hilarious End provides story enders. Part V: On the Lighter Side provides 19 activities which use different types of humor in the classroom as well as follow-up ideas. 80 pages. Grades 4 to 8.