This activity was created for my stations after teaching a mini-lesson on positive and negative connotations of words. Students sort the three numbered items into: denotation (definition), positive connotation, negative connotation.
There are 25 numbered word pairs (one with a positive connotation, one with a negative connotation) and definitions (one for each word pair) for this activity.
They are numbered so that they know which words and definitions go with one another.
I laminated the mat and the word pages and cut them out and placed them all into a baggie.