ERIC Number: ED430254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Working with the English Language. Five Teaching Units for Middle and Upper Grades. Working with Languages Series. Second Edition.
Jenkinson, Edward B.; Jenkinson, Andrea
This guide is meant to aid teachers and parents with explanations and activities that they can use to help students understand and clarify their use of English. The guide discusses, for example: how language develops and grows; how to use a dictionary to answer questions; how words have formed in the past and continue to form; changing the content and changing meaning; and idioms, such as "button your lip" and "let it all hang out." Following a preface with information for the teacher, the guide is divided into the following five sections: "What Is Language?"; "So What's a Dictionary For?"; "How Words Are Formed"; "How Words Change Meaning in Time and Context"; and "'I No Understand Your Idiots.'" (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English, English Instruction, High Schools, Idioms, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Student Needs, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.