Question: What effect did instruction in figurative language have on comprehension of figurative language?
Answer: “Found that special instruction in figurative language and participation in creative verbal games were associated with improved figurative language comprehension.” A Octony, et al. 1985. P. 417.
Comment: If you teach it, they might learn it. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall. Research in the Teaching of English, (December 1985), 405-424.
Note: Taking a week or so off. Will rejoin you on Monday, January 2, 2012 for more research reviews that have something to say about teaching English. RayS.