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It's All in the Way You Say It

High schoolers unearth multiple meanings based on connotation and cadence. After defining denotation, connotation, and cadence, readers evaluate similar words to compare connotations. They then play with how cadence affects meaning by varying emphasis when they utter seven example sentences. Lines include verses from Romeo and Juliet. Finally, small groups analyze connotation using a monologue from Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Worksheet links included.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

9th - 12th
Visual & Performing Arts
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Included Materials

  • Cymbeline Performance/Connotation Handout: Answer Key
  • Cymbeline Performance/Connotation Handout: Student Version
  • Cymbeline monologue text with questions
  • Project