Denotations and Connotations: Word Overtones

Use a denotation and connotation worksheet to help middle schoolers refine their reading and writing skills. They review pairs of like terms, and then they choose the word with the more positive or negative connotation (as directed) to complete 14 sentences. An example uses the words skinny and slender to describe a female form. Which one has a positive connotation? 

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Grade
5th - 8th
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English Language Arts
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