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ERIC Number: EJ788585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Register and Charge: Using Synonym Maps to Explore Connotation
Crovitz, Darren; Miller, Jessica A.
English Journal, v97 n4 p49-55 Mar 2008
To "help students think carefully about specific words and their uses," Darren Crovitz and Jessica A. Miller conceive a diagram that visually expresses the spaces and ties between words. Students eagerly explore contextual connotations and defend subtle shifts in word meaning, discovering how time, use, and circumstance all influence meaning. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A