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- Andrea G., Teacher
- Jacksonville, FL
Denotation Teacher Resources
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Seven example sentences provide opportunities to improve clarity and variety in writing with diction related to connotative differences. Learners select one of four answer choices to improve each sentence for accuracy. They then construct original sentences using the vocabulary in question.
In this line and angles instructional activity, students explore basic geometry vocabulary. They classify polygons. Students determine the area and perimeter of given shapes. They examine the parts of a circle, find volume and surface area of objects. Students identify various properties of angles and sides. This nineteen-page instructional activity contains detailed notes. The approximately 15 examples may be used as independent work with answers.
Seventh graders apply knowledge of word origins, structure and context clues and root words. They read and follow multi-step directions to complete a task. Students identify the sequence that is prescribed. They practice a sequence with a recipe, a biography, a text book and a personal time line.
Young scholars simulate the Sanger method of DNA sequencing using color pop-beads as a representation of nucleotides and dideoxynucleotides. Students assemble DNA sequences and run their sequences through a "sequencing gel" and sketch what the DNA sequence bands should look like.
Students share information about themselves and their surrounding area through postcards, quilt squares, and recipes. Students use a digital camera to take pictures of their community and create postcards using desktop publishing. They send and receive postcards to other schools and create quilt squared depicting the state with fabric paint and thread.
Learners review connotation and denotation and stylistic devices in poetry. They read the lyrics to a song as it is being played and then discuss the meaning of the song. As a class, students read poems, share their thoughts, and define stylistic devices. They write poems or lyrics using several methods of stylistic devices and share them with the class.