Friday, December 23, 2011

Teaching Figurative Language

Annotated Research

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.

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