ERIC Number: ED038388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Who's Afraid of Linguistics? A Manual for Elementary School and Middle School Teachers.
Hughes, Theone, Ed.; Malmstrom, Jean, Ed.
This teacher's manual is designed to help the elementary school teacher understand and teach modern linguistics successfully in the classroom. Instructional materials deal with linguistic approaches to (1) building sentences, with an emphasis on subject-verb agreement, the functions of the adjective in the sentence, and the insertion of new sentences into receiver sentences, (2) creating figures of speech, particularly similes and metaphors, (3) recognizing progressive steps toward the student's language maturity, (4) analyzing signals in modern poetry, particularly through the poem's internal structure, sound patterns, and grammatical clues, and (5) applying patterns and linguistic symbols in reading. Exercises, inductive questions, and cartoons are included to help reinforce the children's discovery of the various linguistic tools. (JB)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Figurative Language, Instructional Materials, Language Learning Levels, Language Patterns, Linguistics, Poetry, Reading, Sentence Structure, Speech Communication, Teaching Guides
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 27955, $2.00, prepaid)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of English, St. Joseph.