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Vocabulary Skills: Denotation, Connotation, and Technical Meaning

CCSS 10th Grade English II, Unit 1
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Bess Futrell

on 19 September 2016

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Transcript of Vocabulary Skills: Denotation, Connotation, and Technical Meaning

Denotation
Connotation
Technical Meaning
Example
dwelling (noun) : a shelter in which people live
Definition
the literal meaning of a word; the dictionary definition
Definition
the emotions, values, or images associated with a word; not the literal definition; usually positive, negative, or neutral
mansion
residence
dwelling
shack
dump
Definition
specialized vocabulary for any field
Example
Example
play - engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation
Context Clues
Clues in the surrounding words
Connotation
Positive, Negative, or Neutral?
Part of speech?
When you don't know a word, you INFER!
Inferred meaning
So, why does this matter?
Vocabulary Skills and Inference

Order the following words from positive to negative:
clever
cunning
astute
calculating
The next assignment will ask you to focus on technical meanings.
Your Assignment
1. Read Aristotle's Poetics and underline or highlight words that might have technical meanings in English/Language Arts.

2. Complete the "Word Watcher" handout by writing down your hightlighted/underlined words, writing an inferred meaning, and then looking up the correct technical meaning.

3. Answer the questions in the text.

4. Determine the definition of tragedy, according to Aristotle.
Your Turn
Technical Meaning
literary definition for
play -
form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading
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