8.R.4I Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in an informational text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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The student will distinguish between positive and negative connotations. He or she will identify words with similar definitions but different connotations.

Throughout this lesson the students will:

  • define and explore the concept of connotation;
  • examine how word choice affects meaning;
  • apply the concept of connotation;
  • identify words with similar definitions but different connotations;
  • distinguish between positive (or neutral) and negative connotations of specific words.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


6 items in example section

56 items in exercise practice

31 items in test

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