Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Word Search

Question: How can we interest students in words?

Answer: Have students find unusual words in magazines and newspapers. The lessons in language that these words offer are interesting beyond the words themselves. The words the students found were sometimes common words used in an unusual sense: “green” as a metonym for ecology, for example.

Comment: The reason for selecting the word as unusual is as important as the meaning of the word. RayS.

Title: “Sustainability and the Recycling of Words.” DL Miller and AP Nilsen. English Journal (January 2011), 55-61.

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