Copyright

Diction Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

Introducing your students to how diction defines our communication? Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction, making use of a video lesson on the topic, an in-class activity to demonstrate understanding, and related lessons for expanded learning.

Lesson Objectives

After this lesson, your students will be able to:

  • define key terms related to diction
  • distinguish between different styles of diction
  • re-phrase a sentence using different styles of diction, keeping the root sentiment intact

Length

  • 35 minutes for the lesson
  • 45 minutes for the activity

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.2

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10

By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Key Terms

  • Diction
  • Context
  • Denotation
  • Connotation
  • Specific diction
  • General diction
  • Concrete diction
  • Abstract diction

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support