Introduce 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.
This PowerPoint can also be purchased at a discount as part of this bundle:
Connotations, Denotations, Synonyms, Antonyms - Shades of Meaning Package
With this PowerPoint 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 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.
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