Shades of Meaning

Examine and distinguish between words that have similar definitions but different connotations. Middle schoolers define connotation and denotation and participate in a "shades of meaning" contest in small groups. Groups use the Visual Thesaurus to match words that have similar definitions but different connotations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Resource Details

Grade
4th - 12th
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Research
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