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:
Synonym and Antonym Review
Connotations and Denotations (Using a dictionary)
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.
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