ERIC Number: ED119216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Word Game: Improving Communications. Fastback 60.
This booklet is designed to help people improve their vocabulary. Four principles of vocabulary development are outlined: language development and vocabulary development are closely related; language development is concept development; vocabulary development is an ongoing process; and vocabulary is the basis for most tests of I.Q. The author argues that vocabulary development takes place in the context of the communication triad: reading and writing, speaking and listening, and visualizing and observing. These language development skills concern all teaching and learning. Such topics are discussed as the utilization of words for communicating, sharing ideas, conceptualizing, comparing, contrasting, classifying, reading, writing, and metaphorizing. Also discussed are learning techniques; learning roots, prefixes, and suffixes; pronunciation and spelling; mispronunciation; riddles; and slang. (TS)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Language Acquisition, Learning Processes, Listening Skills, Speech Communication, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Writing Skills
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth & Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401 ($0.50 prepaid)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.