The Common Core requires a realignment of a reading program as well as additional skills and strategies to better comprehend text. Activities that teach denotation and connotation will enable students to gain access to author's technique, which will in turn improve their reading as well as their writing. This mini-lesson and activity defines the two and provides a large group of words for small groups or partners to sort into Neutral, Positive, or Negative groups. This activity can be done on chart paper or easily adapted to Interwrite boards. Please leave your feedback and let me know how it helped you in your classroom. And don't forget to 'follow' me so that you can receive updates on new products! AlwaysLearning Denotation and Connotation Activity by AlwaysLearning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Thanks for this activity. I had never thought to do an activity on connotation with my 2nd grade class. There have been times, though, when a discussion of word choice in a writing project has lent itself to this subject. Your idea will help make this so much clearer!
So glad it could help you! However, it was actually meant for grades 5-7, as is written on the product overview. There was a mistake on the newsletter, which stated it was for grades 1-5. Perhaps this is why you are the first person to give it a lower rating? It may not have been quite right for a second grade class, as the vocabulary used in it, as well as the CCLS, are meant for higher grades. If you read this, perhaps you would be kind enough to re-score based on that knowledge.
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Thanks so much! I hadn't thought a cover so important, as it's simply an activity to go along with a mini-lesson on Denotation/Connotation, but I'm getting a lot of feedback that a cover does, indeed, make a difference. Thank you so much for your comment, it's appreciated!