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1 Connotation & Denotation Review Jeopardy Thursday, October 17 th, 2013

2 Learning Targets  I can determine the denotative and connotative meanings of words and phrases based on how they are used in a text.

3 Connotation & Denotation Jeopardy Rules  If you want to answer a question, you will need to raise your hand after the question has been stated.  You will be given either audio or chat privileges to give us your answer.  You must honestly keep track of your own points.  Try your best!  If you want to stay in the class connect after being divided into breakout rooms (2) and just want to watch (and review), that is fine. You do not have to play.

4 Connotation & Denotation Jeopardy ConnotationDenotation C & D Definitions Study Island: Connotation & Denotation Context Clues

5 Connotation: 100 Which of the following words has a more positive connotation? LimitRestrict A.) Limit B.) Restrict

6 Connotation: 200 Identify which word has a more negative connotation. ClutteredMessy A.) Cluttered B.) Messy

7 Connotation: 300 Identify the word that has the more positive connotation. ImmatureYouthful A.) Immature B.) Youthful

8 Connotation: 400 Select which word has a more negative connotation. UnusualWeird A.) Unusual B.) Weird

9 Connotation: 500 Identify which of the following two words has a more negative connotation. StingyThrifty A.) Stingy B.) Thrifty

10 Denotation: 100 Ginny was a nosy child. She wanted to know about everything that happened in the little town of Darington. What is the dictionary meaning of nosy in the sentence above? A. Interesting, unusual B. Intelligent, smart C. Similar, identical D. Curious, inquisitive

11 Denotation: 200 Mark was sick of receiving a dozen annoying s with jokes from Sally every day. He dashed off a sloppy reply letting her know that he wasn't allowed to receive silly s at school. What is the dictionary meaning of the phrase dashed off? A. Hurriedly wrote B. Effortlessly executed C. Casually finished D. Thoughtfully completed

12 Denotation: 300 Buster was a puny dog. He could not even scare the cat that lived next door. What is the dictionary meaning of the word puny in the sentence above? A. Noisy or loud B. Large in actions or words C. Undersized or small D. Heavy or overweight

13 Denotation: 400 Grandpa came to their house every summer. Sure, Grandpa could be a real prune, but that was just Grandpa!

14 Denotation: 500 When students walked into their history class yesterday, they were shocked to find Mr. Worthington dressed like President Washington. The students were baffled at why their social studies teacher had dressed up in old clothes. In the context of this sentence, what is the denotation of the word baffled? A.) Amused B.) Confused C.) Embarrassed D.) Shocked

15 C & D (Connotation & Denotation) Definitions: 100 Define the word denotation. A.) The strict dictionary meaning of a word. B.) The origins of a word. C.) The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word. D.) The way to pronounce a word.

16 C & D (Connotation & Denotation) Definitions: 200 Define the word connotation. A.) The point of view for a word. B.) The strict dictionary meaning of a word. C.) The way that you spell a word. D.) The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word.

17 C & D (Connotation & Denotation) Definitions: 300 In questions relating to denotation, which of the following words might you see and focus on? A.) Connote B.) Action word C.) Denote D.) Residence

18 C & D (Connotation & Denotation) Definitions: 400 The employees tried to (haggle, bargain ) with their employer over pay raises. To determine which word best fits in this sentence, you could use which strategy below? A.) Use context clues. B.) Use graphic organizers. C.) Use a dictionary. D.) Use a thesarus.

19 C & D (Connotation & Denotation) Definitions: 500

20 Study Island Connotation & Denotation: 100 Scattered across the room was a downpour of paper that seemed to grow larger every day. Stella couldn't take it any longer. She was drowning in homework and projects. Life as a student at Englewood Middle School definitely required willpower that she seemed to no longer have. Stella stared at the papers until they blurred together to make a larger mound; she gasped in fear. After a while, with trembling hands, she lifted a sheet from the very top of the stack. The entire heap of papers collapsed on top of her. In the context of the story, what does the word drowning connote? A. Completely overrun B. Poorly organized C. Emotionally sad D. Drenched in sweat

21 Study Island Connotation & Denotation: 200 When Brady James walked out of school on Friday, he knew he had two days free from teachers and bells, he knew his English teacher was going to be crazy about the amazing paper he'd just turned in, and he knew he only had to wait a few hours for his birthday party. Yes, Brady James was tickled. He saw his mother's car in the parking lot and ran over. He jumped in the passenger seat and slammed the door, singing a little tune as he fastened his seat belt and threw his book bag into the back seat. "Hey there, birthday boy," his mom said. "Don't you look pleased?" "Oh, Mom, my party is so close, I can barely sit still. I am so pumped!" "Well," his mom said, "we're going to go watch your little sister in her piano recital first, you know. Then we have to go pick up the ice cream, get some drinks, pick up your brother after football practice, and clean up the living room before we even begin to get ready for that party. Better save some of that energy for later!" What does the word crazy most likely connote as it is used in the first sentence of the story? A. Impressed B. Bored C. Tired D. Insane

22 Study Island Connotation & Denotation: 300 The Harrison boys were very boisterous. Their mother could not keep them in the house for five minutes. The whole neighborhood knew when those boys were outside playing cowboys or wrestling. What does the use of the word boisterous suggest about the Harrison boys? A. They are happily calm. B. They are quietly boring. C. They are boldly smart. D. They are happily noisy.

23 Study Island Connotation & Denotation: 400 Penelope McCampbell did not really get along with many students at school. In fact, she did not get along with anyone, but that did not stop her from bothering people. She was a gnat that was always in the way. The kids in her class avoided her as best as they could. They would scramble out of Penelope McCampbell's path when she walked down the hall. In the context of the story, what does the word gnat connote? A. Penelope McCampbell is an interesting person. B. Penelope McCampbell is a very small person. C. Penelope McCampbell is an annoying person. D. Penelope McCampbell is a productive person.

24 Study Island Connotation & Denotation: 500 There was no turning back now. Steven had said what he had said, and it was out there now. He could see the tears well up in Valerie's eyes once she had felt the full impact of his words. They were cruel but honest. However, Steven was still surprised by Valerie's reaction. She was never this delicate. She was typically a very tough person; nothing ever bothered her. Valerie choked back some of her tears and stared directly into Steven's eyes. Valerie's eyes were fiery, and now, Steven was aware he was in trouble. What does the word delicate connote as it is used in the story? A. Graceful B. Flimsy C. Detailed D. Sensitive

25 Context Clues: 100 Using context clues, which word has a more positive connotation in the sentence? The employees tried to (haggle, bargain ) with their employer over pay raises. A.) Haggle B.) Bargain

26 Context Clues: 200 Using context clues, which word has a more positive connotation in the sentence? After the big test, Rich felt relaxed and (carefree, irresponsible). A.) Carefree B.) Irresponsible

27 Context Clues: 300 Using context clues, choose the correct word that fits into the sentence. “The (odor, fragrance) of the pumpkin pie filled the kitchen.” A.) Odor B.) Fragrance

28 Context Clues: 400 Using context clues, choose the correct word that fits into the sentence. “The (swarm, bunch) of bees hovered near the hive.” A.) Swarm B.) Bunch

29 Context Clues: 500 Using context clues, choose the correct word that fits into the sentence. The president (delayed, hesitated) for a moment to see how his opponent would react to the statement. A.) Delayed B.) Hesitated


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