In this lesson, students will explore the oxymoron and the definition. Particular attention is made to the etymology (greek and latin) behind the word Oxymoron and Contradictory. The lesson continues by providing students with smaller examples to scaffold the larger concept.
Students will then be given oxymoronic quotes and asked to recognize/interpret what about the quotes is considered a contradiction.
Finally, students will create a project by cutting out word slips and pairing contradictory terms and then identifying what the definition is of each oxymoron.