Connotation Charts
(visual/auditory/kinesthetic)

Ask pairs of students to make connotation charts. Have them use a class dictionary to look up each word in the pairs given here and decide whether the word has a positive or a negative connotation. Then tell students to make a Positive/Negative chart of sentences that contain the given words. Students might take turns writing both sentences for a given word pair, or one might write all of the sentences that contain words with positive connotations while the other writes all of the sentences that contain words with negative connotations.

positive/negative
  Connotation Word Pairs
  nosycurious
  stingythrifty
  inexpensivecheap
  excitedagitated
  stubborndetermined





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