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  • Have you ever been reading and felt the way this guy looks? Me too.
  • You have to have a playbook..
  • PICK YOUR BRAIN. What do you already know about the word? If you don‟t know what it means, you might be able to identify connotations.
  • Cono-what?
  • DENOTATION • The dictionary definition CONNOTATION • • The emotional overtones of a word Typically described using “positive”, “negative”, and “neutral”.
  • CONNOTATION WORD
  • LOOK AT THE GUYS AROUND IT. Context clues are important!
  • MAKE IT YOUR LAB RAT. Dissect the word. Prefixes? Suffixes? Roots?
  • MAKE FRIENDS WITH A DICTIONARY & A THESAURUS. Research: Denotation Part of speech Origin Synonyms • • • •
  • It‟s 4th down and none of the other plays have worked? • Run „em all at the same time!
  • Let‟s use “indifference” as our example today, we‟ll practice against that opponent before we meet the other guys on the “field”.
  • What do you already know? What connotations does the word carry?
  • Look at the parts of the word. Prefixes? Suffixes? Roots?
  • What are the strategies to use when you don‟t “get” a word? 1. Use your brain; examine connotations. 2. Use context clues. 3. Dissect its parts. 4. Look it up.