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Copy of CONNOTATIVE AND DENOTATIVE MEANING

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Vikki Glover

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VOCAB: THINKING DEEPER ABOUT WORDS Take 5 minutes to SILENTLY, and INDEPENDENTLY write down the heading for the day, and complete the do now. LITERAL (Adjective) DEFINITION: EXAMPLE: the most basic and exact meaning of a word as found in the dictionary When Jame's mom asked him to take out the garbage, he poured it onto the floor. I think he took her too literally. DENOTATIVE MEANING

DEFINITION:
The dictionary/literal definition of a word

Example:
The denotative meaning of the word run is to move swiftly THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DENOTATIVE MEANING 1. Words can have multiple denotative meanings 2. We use dictionaries to determine the denotative meaning of words 3. Good readers use context clues to figure out the specific denotative meaning of a word EXAMPLE TIME: WHAT IS THE DENOTATIVE MEANING OF THE WORD REVOLUTION ? GALLERY WALK CONNOTATIVE MEANING DEFINITION:
The cultural and emotional associations attached to words
EXAMPLE:
There are many connotations attached to the word revolution, the most important being courage, progress, and justice.
1. Words can have multiple connotations 2. Words can have positive, negative, or neutral connotations 3. People’s own life experiences influence the connotations they attach to a word 4. Good readers use context clues to determine the connotative meaning of words Good readers ask themselves “What are the deeper cultural and emotional meanings of this word…?”
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