This graphic organizer encourages students to use context clues and textual evidence to define the meaning of unknown words. A space for the dictionary definition is provided so that students may "check" their connotation!
The graphic organizer includes a space for:
-Context Clues (The sentence(s) that assist students in identifying the meaning of the word(s)
-Connotation (What the student thinks the word(s) mean based off of context clues.
-Denotation (The dictionary definition of the word.)