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Register And Charge: Using Synonym Maps To Explore Connotation, Darren Crovitz, Jessica A. Miller Mar 2008

Register And Charge: Using Synonym Maps To Explore Connotation, Darren Crovitz, Jessica A. Miller

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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.


Bias And The Teachable Moment: Revisiting A Teacher Narrative, Darren Crovitz Dec 2006

Bias And The Teachable Moment: Revisiting A Teacher Narrative, Darren Crovitz

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Such responsibility may be vital for English teachers, especially, as we strive to establish communities of writers and spaces for critical thinking and conversation. When I sat down to write about this experience, I saw it as an opportunity to discuss a taboo situation and its positive aftermath, with the aim of demonstrating how it might be possible to use such events as points of departure in creating engaging writing assignments.