Easel by TpT
Seamlessly assign resources as digital activities

Learn how in 5 minutes with a tutorial resource. Try it Now  

Connotation and Denotation: Thinking about Word Choice and Shades of Meaning

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
27 pages
Share this resource


Connotation and Denotation: Thinking about Word Choice! This 27-page connotation and denotation product guides students to reflect on how words that have similar meanings can have very different connotations. Students place words with similar meanings on a continuum, and then reflect on their word placements.

This product includes:

-a whole class connotation and denotation activity, with reflection

-5 small group or independent activities, with reflection

-2 writing extensions

-a grading rubric

-interactive word wall extension

Check out the preview to see everything you will be getting in this connotation and denotation product!

You might also like:

Main Idea Writing

Compare and Contrast Writing

Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical

Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up