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Denotation and Connotation Activity

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Denotation and Connotation Activity
Denotation and Connotation Activity
Denotation and Connotation Activity
Denotation and Connotation Activity
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Understanding mood and tone is integral to gaining deeper meaning from text. The CCSS requires a realignment of a reading program as well as additional skills and strategies to better comprehend text. Understanding text at a deeper level requires readers to comprehend the connotation of words that an author uses to create mood and tone. 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.
Total Pages
4
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
40 Minutes

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Makes for a quick introduction to denotation and connotation - using it as a lesson warm-up looking at tone
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Excellent distinction between denotation and connotation. Look forward to following your products!
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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!
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What a great way to teach connotations. Your "Denotation and Connotation Activity" was the featured "Free Lesson of the Day" at The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs.
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http://thebestofteacherentrepreneurs.blogspot.com/2012/11/free-language-arts-lesson-denotation.html
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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!
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