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Brave New Words: Novice Lexicography and the Oxford English Dictionary

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Brave New Words: Novice Lexicography and the Oxford English Dictionary

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 50-minute sessions (plus additional time for composing essays and presentations, if necessary)
Lesson Author

Scott Filkins

Scott Filkins

Champaign, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   2 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 14

Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828.

After dividing students into small groups, students play a variation of the game Balderdash to celebrate the publication of Webster's dictionary.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   5 – 12  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Common Content Area Roots and Affixes

This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.

 

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