This worksheet gives the students an opportunity to learn what connotation and denotation are as well as have a little fun with their teacher. After this lesson, you know who your friends are!
The worksheet begins with the definitions of connotation and denotation along with examples.
Then students look at a word bank and identify which words have positive, negative, or neutral connotations.
The fun begins when they have the opportunity to fill in blanks in sentences written about their teacher. They can use whatever words are available in the word bank, negative or positive. They can be naughty or nice...
It's a lot of fun because you'd be surprised how the quiet ones love to finally speak up and read a sentence about how you drive a clunker instead of a hot-rod.
On my personal copy of this worksheet, I put my name instead of "your teacher." It makes it even more fun.
Modify, of course, to suit your classroom.