Language as a Factor in Perception

Language as a Factor in Perception
Language as a Factor in Perception
Grade Levels
Product Rating
Not yet rated
File Type
Word Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.01 MB

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

We make decisions about others all the time because of the way they talk. This assignment asks students to decide how others will talk based on descriptions of who they are.

For example, one person is a police officer. Another is a wealthy person from a family that's been wealthy for generations. The assignment has a decent cross-section of society with 17 choices, but it's easy to swap one out for one of your favorites.

I've provided 12 phrases to get you started. The goal is to use two pre-selected phrases and one original phrase per speaker, but that's entirely up to the teacher.

I had one student one time suggest this assignment was "classist or something." All I did was ask her to pretend she was writing a story with the given characters. If they all sound exactly the same in your head, then you'd have a pretty boring story. Basically, if people don't sound different based on education, wealth, employment, or region, then we all sound pretty much the same and are pretty boring.

Being able to see the differences in speaking is important to those in charge and to those who want to be in charge. The woman who was standing in line behind me at the store and continuously swearing at her elementary school-aged children will never be in charge of anything important. That's obvious and shouldn't bother any of us. However, language as a free pass or a handicap is a real issue, and this lesson gives students a chance to think about it. Provide some good guidance, and you've got a winner of an assignment.
Total Pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A

Average Ratings

N/A
Overall Quality:
N/A
Accuracy:
N/A
Practicality:
N/A
Thoroughness:
N/A
Creativity:
N/A
Clarity:
N/A
Total:
0 ratings
COMMENTS AND RATINGS:
Please log in to post a question.
PRODUCT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
$1.99
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
User Rating: 3.9/4.0
 (22 Followers)
$1.99
Digital Download
ADD ONE TO CART
Language as a Factor in Perception
Language as a Factor in Perception
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up