One of the first mini lessons I teach my 9th grade scholars at the beginning of the academic year before I introduce the first set of 5000 SAT Vocabulary Every College-Bound Student Should Know is the Denotation and Connotation mini lesson.
Granted, this is a skill my scholars should have acquired well before they have entered my grade level. Therefore, I have included this mini lesson in my battery of diagnostics administered to start the semester.
I recommend you download the Denotation and Connotation Power Point Presentation in conjunction with this mini lesson in order get the full effects of this mini lesson for your scholars. However, the Cornell Notes are provided in the Answer Key section of this document.