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Wordplay: The Poem's Second Language
Margo A. Figgins and Jenny Johnson
The English Journal
Vol. 96, No. 3 (Jan., 2007), pp. 29-35
Published by: National Council of Teachers of English
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30047291
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Students' relationships with language are likely to change when they are permitted to play with it, but teachers must construct multiple classroom situations for experimentation, and thus change, to take place. Margo A. Figgins and Jenny Johnson give several ideas for how to foster wordplay among students, describing use of eponyms, word invention, surrealist activities, and a word lottery to "cultivate more excited attitudes toward language study."
The English Journal © 2007 National Council of Teachers of English