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ERIC Number: ED023557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-29
Pages: 19
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Teaching Dictionary Skills through a Slang Dictionary.
Steed, Stanley M.
A unit for teaching dictionary skills through the compilation of a slang dictionary was written with the purpose of providing an inductive learning situation. The students are to begin by defining slang usage and bringing in slang words and definitions on cards. Small groups are to be formed to evaluate the definitions and make additions. In preparing to assemble the dictionary, an investigation will be made to determine what should be included in each entry and how it should be arranged. The various elements of pronunciation, syllabification, spelling, inflected forms, parts of speech, synonyms, etymology, literary allusions, and levels of usage are to be discussed, with the teacher providing examples for study. An innovative test construction is described for evaluation of the unit. Different situations involving a boy with whom the students can identify are described, and multiple choice responses are listed. Another evaluative method described involves role playing. References are included. (CM)
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