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ERIC Number: EJ776487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Wordplay: The Poem's Second Language
Figgins, Margo A.; Johnson, Jenny
English Journal, v96 n3 p29-35 Jan 2007
Students' relationships with language are likely to change when they are permitted to play with it, but teachers must construct multiple classroom situations for experimentation, and thus change, to take place. Margo A. Figgins and Jenny Johnson give several ideas for how to foster wordplay among students, describing use of eponyms, word invention, surrealist activities, and a word lottery to "cultivate more excited attitudes toward language study." (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A