ERIC Number: ED082177
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Publication Date: 1970
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Practical Word Studies: Using the Dictionary.
Henninger, George A.
This book, intended for use in high school and junior college classes, is designed to introduce students to word study, with special emphasis on the use of the dictionary. The materials can be used for a full semester or longer, in various sections of an English class, or in private study. The author gives special emphasis to three particular phases of word study: meaning, pronunciation, and spelling. The selections and method of treatment stress the acquisition of knowledge first by listening and reading more understandingly and critically, and then by using the words more effectively in speech and in writing. The author argues that by the age of twelve a child has mastered the sounds of language and has a fair grasp of the essentials of grammar, so that what is left is the acquisition of more and more words. One of the major purposes of this book is to increase this acquisition. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Definitions, Dictionaries, English, Language Arts, Pronunciation, Secondary Education, Semantics, Spelling, Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Word Recognition, Word Study Skills
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