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CHAPTER 13: WORD CONSCIOUSNESS

Objectives


As a result of reading and studying this chapter students will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of word conscious students
  • List characteristics of a word-rich classroom
  • Define adept diction
  • Describe how teachers can model adept diction
  • Explain how the knowledge of categories of words (synonyms, antonyms etc.) and figurative language support word consciousness
  • Compare the connotation and denotation of word meaning
  • Describe how word play motivates students to improve their language skills
  • Compare the types of words that originate from the Anglo Saxon, Latin and Greek languages

Key Terms


  • Word consciousness
  • Word-rich classroom
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Homographs
  • Figurative language
  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Idioms
  • Word play
  • Eponyms
  • Toponyms
  • Proverbs
  • Slang
  • Acronyms
  • Portmanteaus
  • Puns
  • Riddles
  • Tongue twisters
  • Anagrams
  • Palindromes

Assessment

 

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