ERIC Number: ED114834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Semantics: A Unit of Study, Grades 7, 8, 9.
Weekes, Eleanor; Oates, Paul
The main objective in this semantics unit is to sharpen the students' powers of critical thinking while increasing their sensitivity to the language. The course of study for grade 7 contains four lessons: referent and symbol, levels of abstraction, argument, and fact and opinion. The grade 8 course of study features the following lessons: similes and metaphors, hyperbole and personification, euphemism, and advertising analysis. The ninth grade course focuses on various types of propaganda from the glittering generality to the bandwagon approach. Each lesson presents objectives, lists materials needed, and describes procedures. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Needham Public Schools, MA.
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