April 8th, 2013: Denotation & Connotation

Objectives:

Students will understand the difference between denotation & connotation.

Students will be able to understand how an author uses denotation & connotation to form tone and mood.

Do Now: Go to the following website and answer the questions:

Link: http://todaysmeet.com/mathews0409

1) Would you rather be called fat or thick; why?

2) Would you rather be called nerdy or smart?  Why?

Watch these videos to help us understand what our lesson is all about today.

Video: http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=52937&CategoryID=4383

Video: http://teachingenglishlanguagearts.com/?p=1684

Lets watch this powerpoint to get a better idea of what denotation & connotation is:

Powerpoint: http://cjardine.wikispaces.com/file/view/Denotation+and+Connotation.ppt#256,1,Denotation and Connotation

Take the practice quiz on Denotation & Connotation: http://www.quia.com/quiz/1196972.html

Play this game: http://www.quia.com/mc/1898315.html

Play this game: http://www.quia.com/cc/1898315.html

Exit Ticket: Formative Assessment of what you have learned today

Go to :http://m.socrative.com/student/#joinRoom

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14 thoughts on “April 8th, 2013: Denotation & Connotation

  1. 1) Would you rather be called fat or thick; why?
    id rather be thick like a snicker.. its right in the middle and you cant go wrong..

    2) Would you rather be called nerdy or smart? Why? not nerdy but id like to br smart. being nerdy is not all that bad when still got frens. but chose smart becuz thas what i am!

  2. 1) I would rather be called thick because fat is overweight and unhealthy, while thick is skinny athletic, and toned up.

    2) I would rather be called smart because being called a nerd is offensive, and just plain wrong.

  3. 1) Would you rather be called fat or thick; why? I would rather be called thick because if i was fat people would be talking about me

    2) Would you rather be called nerdy or smart? Why?
    i would rather be called smart because i am smart

  4. 1 . I would rather be called thick than fat because when your thick you have a nice shape & when your fat if your not satisfied with your body you will have to put forward work to loose weight or get to the size your trying to reach .

    2 . I would rather be called both because if your nerdy then your still smart and if your smart and you learn more your just going to get smarter .

  5. 1) Would you rather be called fat or thick; why?
    I rather be called Thick because it mean im not fat or skinny.

    2) Would you rather be called nerdy or smart? Why? Smart because its what i am.

  6. 1) Would you rather be called fat or thick; why? I would rather be called fat because I have a lot of money so i took something negitive and turned it positive

    2) Would you rather be called nerdy or smart? Why?
    i would rather be called smart because i am smart and intelligent

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