Denotation Teacher Resources

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It is no easy feat to wade through legal and political documents. And incorporating this type of informational text into a literature class can also be a challenge. Here’s a resource that includes suggestions for how to address this standard. One idea is to include documents on race-based laws while reading A Raisin in the Sun. Or the class could reenact a Supreme Court case. Also included are sample quizzes that could be used as assessments or for whole-class or group discussions.
Words carry baggage (denotation and connotation) that influence a reader's perception and response to a text. Analyzing how a poet's diction and syntax contribute to the meaning of a poem is the focus of a short video that examines Edna St. Vincent Millay's word choice in her poem "Sonnet VII." The video is part of a six-part series that uses Millay's sonnet as an anchor text. A great way to introduce close reading strategies.
Islam is often discussed socio-politically rather than spiritually. Here, students read about this religion from primary and secondary sources including the Quran and a world religions book. They learn key terms in the context of the Islamic faith and answer the questions: What is Islam, and who is a Muslim? The resource includes the vocabulary and recommended resources. There is no final assessment or rubric.
Students release energy in a quick game of "Sheep and Wolves."
In this calculator worksheet, students are guided through the process of using their graphing calculator to find the terms in a sequence. Afterward, they work independently to identify the function in a sequence, find specified terms, and find the nth term. Students answer three multi-step multiple choice problems.
Is it whether, weather, or wether? Learners explore the differences between these three words using examples and descriptions. They conclude by taking an interactive test.
The answer key for a nine-page assessment on organic molecule is contained in this resource. Probably the only way to use this resource in your chemistry class, would be to imitate the questions on your own worksheet to assign as a review or use as a quiz. A nifty reference sheet displaying the structure of the amino acids is included.
An odd mix of vocabulary is covered in this 38-slide PowerPoint. Vocabulary terms like biography, homonym, myth, and memoir (among several others) are introduced. Just a definition is listed, and only a few contain an example. 
Middle schoolers in particular will benefit from this simple presentation. Forty slides cover story elements like the protagonist, antagonist, and setting, and literary devices are also included. Some examples are given, but for the most part the slides are pretty blank, housing just the term and the definition. 
Words, words, words! Tone, denotation and connotation, general or specific, abstract or concrete. Set writers to thinking about word choice with a presentation on the power of diction.
Feeling bored and unimpressed with word choice in your class? If so, consider this activity, which focuses on using specific and precise language. Pupils use highlighters, brainstorm independently and in small groups, and create a poster in order to improve awareness of word usage. Handouts are included.
Build a strong grammatical foundation with knowledge of subject and verb agreement. The slide show provided here lays out eight rules of subject and verb agreement, with examples for each rule. Cover a rule a day with a warm-up activity or mini-lesson. You might come up with some more examples for practice.
Possibly written by an education student, this plan involves six classic demonstrations that can be used to teach middle schoolers about density. It is not practical for teaching about pressure as the title denotes. Also, it claims that it is geared for all ages of learners, but youngsters are unlikely to comprehend the comparison of volume to mass. Materials and an estimated time are listed for each demonstration. Instructions and a brief explanation of what happens are also provided. Pick and choose, or use all of the engaging ideas in your physical or earth science curriculum. Have class members record their observations and your explanations in their science journals.
Nearly everything that is purchased these days comes in some sort of packaging; which type of packaging is the most environmentally friendly and why? Through a discussion and a card-sort activity, your young consumers will think more critically about reducing, reusing, and recycling. The discussion and materials are explained so clearly that you could put the lesson in your emergency sub pla folder to ensure your kids are doing something more meaningful than watching a video when you are missing school.
Introduce youngsters to the art of Fernand Leger. Provide images, examples, and biographical information on one of contemporary art's famous forebearers. They'll learn about his technique, style, and see multiple examples of his work.
Scribes once had to copy books by hand, and it was this process that birthed the word miniature. Watch as minium, or red lead used for pigment in ink, becomes miniature. The resource, part of a series of videos on vernacular, includes questions, additional information, and an online discussion question.
“When icicles hang on the wall” speech from Love’ Labor Lost provides class members with an opportunity to analyze figurative language. Groups identify the sensory appeals in the speech, both positive and negative, and then infer the speaker’s attitude toward winter. The lesson ends on “a merry note” as learners demonstrate their understanding of imagery by creating PowerPoint presentations to illustrate imagery in a poem or text. Richly detailed, the plan includes templates, discussion questions, and teaching suggestions.
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques. Next they view four Super PAC ads and complete an analysis of what they see. In a well-formed paragraph, researchers synthesize conclusions based on one of the ads. A rubric is included, and all worksheets are separated into middle school and high school levels. The informational text and resource links here are invaluable.

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