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ERIC Number: ED014392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 1
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JUNIOR HIGH LEXICOGRAPHERS.
BROWN, L. LAKOTA
THE LEARN-BY-DOING METHOD WAS USED IN THE "LEXICOGRAPHERS FOR A WEEK" PROJECT OF TWO EIGHTH-GRADE CLASSES AT MARANA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN ARIZONA. EACH STUDENT LISTED 10 SLANG WORDS HE AND HIS FRIENDS COMMONLY USED. FROM THIS THE TEACHER MADE A MASTER LIST. THE STUDENTS WERE THEN ASKED TO LISTEN FOR THESE WORDS FOR A WHOLE WEEK AND TO WRITE DOWN THE QUOTATION, THE SPEAKER, THE SITUATION, AND A PROBABLE DEFINITION ON A CITATION CARD. THERE WAS A REQUIRED MINIMUM OF 10 CITATION CARDS PER STUDENT. OVER 1,000 SEPARATE CARDS WERE COLLECTED. THE TWO CLASSES WERE LATER DIVIDED INTO SEPARATE DICTIONARY STAFFS TO WORK ON DEFINITIONS, ETYMOLOGY, PRONUNCIATION, SPELLING, AND AREAS OF GRAMMAR. THE INFORMATION FOR FINAL ENTRIES WAS COMPILED INTO A "SLANG DICTIONARY," AND A COPY WAS GIVEN TO EACH STUDENT. THE PROJECT WAS SUCCESSFUL IN THAT THE COMPLEX SKILLS INVOLVED IN DICTIONARY STUDY WERE LEARNED MORE THOROUGHLY, AND THE STUDENTS WERE MADE TO REALIZE HOW MUCH WORK GOES INTO THE COMPILATION OF A DICTIONARY. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "ENGLISH JOURNAL," VOLUME 55, OCTOBER 1966. (NS)
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Identifiers: ARIZONA; Arizona (Marana); Marana Junior High School AZ