Analysis: Notice, I have put laugh lines where I anticipate possible laughs and you might think the (LAUGH) sometime is put after a line that is not really a joke. Yes, you're right, but three points. 1. Experience has taught me not everything people laugh at are jokes, per se. Based on my experience I have put laugh pauses at places where the audience might laugh and, if the audience does so, I'm prepared to shut up and not step on my laugh. And 2ndly, because those are not obvious "jokes," if the audience doesn't laugh, you don't feel foolish, because it just sounded like factual stuff to the audience and 3rdly because they are not obviously "jokes" THAT'S what tends to make your audience think you are an "observational" comedian/humor writer - that you see everyday things in a "naturally funny" way - that you have the ability of finding laughs in non-joke situations. Yeah, right.
I had my ELLs create an invitation using your lesson. After choosing the event, we brainstormed together, using a concept map, what would need to be included. Then I made like a story map for them to fill in with the required info. For my lower ELLs, I used frames: Please come to my ____ on ____ at ____. They referenced the vocabulary we brainstormed and that I had written on a chart. After drafting, we did peer edits, from a specific check list, and revised and edited for specific errors based on peer edit. It went really well and studets enjoyed decorating their invitations as well!