Connotations, Denotations, Synonyms, Antonyms

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This vocabulary resource about word relationships includes both the Activity Sheet Set and the PowerPoint Presentation about connotations, denotations, synonyms, and antonyms.

Both focus on the vocabulary skills of identifying connotative meanings, knowing the difference between connotations and denotations, comparing positive and negative connotations,and identifying and using synonyms and antonyms - important word relationship skills at a number of grade levels.

The Activity Sheet Set include the following activities:

Choosing Synonyms

Matching Synonyms

Choosing Antonyms

Matching Antonyms

Sorting Synonyms

Synonym and Antonym Review

Connotations and Denotations (Using a dictionary)

Illustrating Connotations

Considering Connotations (Organizing words from most positive to most negative)

Choosing the Best Word

Using Connotations to Revise

Denotations and Connotations 2-page Review

and Suggestions for More Activities

The PowerPoint introduces these skills and provides additional practice. With the slide presentation, students practice choosing among related words to make their writing more detailed and more interesting. They also use a dictionary and thesaurus to become more independent with these skills.

The activities on the slides include generating synonyms and antonyms, matching synonyms, matching antonyms, choosing the best synonym, completing graphic organizers, using word connotations to revise a piece of writing, and more. Also included is a note sheet for the students to complete as they go through the presentation, as well as a completed note sheet.

Students not only learn the meaning of synonym, antonym, connotation and denotation, but also use their knowledge to revise sentences and to improve their own writing.

For more vocabulary resources including task cards, see the Vocabulary section of this store.

From Classroom in the Middle

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Total Pages
73 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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