After reading about some great April Fools' Day pranks that teachers have played on students in the past, we thought we'd help you out with a ready-to-use prank as this month's free lesson plan.

This lesson is a vocabulary lesson full of fake words identified as the most frequently missed words in a survey by US News and World Report and a word search which features only the answer "April Fools." See how long it takes your students to figure out that words like:

  • Stradivaric - having an irrationally high monetary value
  • Ichrothopic - pertaining to biology influenced by public roads and thoroughfares
  • Axomachilliax - a person who is remarkably unperturbed by distressing or exciting news

aren't real.