Home or House?Which word connotes love,comfort and security?
Home or House?Which word connotes abuilding or structure?
Which connotes aslight insult aboutbeing thin?Which connotes adesirable oradmirable trait?Skinny or Slim?
Which connotes aslight insult aboutbeing fat?Which connotes adesirable oradmirable trait?Fat or Curvy?
lazy or relaxed?Which word has aconnotation of criticism?
juicy or greasy?Which word has atastier connotation?
victim or loser?Which word has a moresympathetic connotation?
cheap or thrifty?Which word has a morepositive connotation?
Activity 1:Shades of MeaningArrange the 20 wordsinto a list of 10 pairswith similar definitions.Complete the“Connotations Chart”by correctly identifyingthe word in each pair aspositive or negative.
Put a + sign next to the one with a positive connotation and a– sign next to the one with a negative connotation.1. a powerful stinka powerful aroma2. a dynamic leadera pushy leader3. old peopleelderly people4. a reckless plana daring plan5. energetic childrenwild children.6. answered with arroganceanswered with confidence7. sloppy clothescasual clothes8. an aggressive attitudea hostile attitude9. an easy-going frienda lazy friend10. a thoughtful responsea calculated response
Choose one set of words. Identify if these words are positiveor negative. Then, choose 2 words from the list anddemonstrate their meanings through a drawing.• student, apprentice, learner, novice, scholar• skinny, bony, malnourished, slender, thin• run, dash, gallop, lope, sprint• vacation, break, holiday, intermission, recess, layoff• busy, active, diligent, occupied, persevering• fear, dread, anxiety, panic, terror• fat, obese, chubby, stout, plump, stocky• friend, companion, acquaintance, colleague, playmate
-the secondarymeaning of the wordassociated to youremotionsDENOTATIONCONNOTATION-dictionary definition of the word
Choosing the best words:Pay attention to your words,Grow your vocabulary,Use the power of connotations