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1 Oops! A girl is walking down the hall at school. She spots a boy she’s been dying to meet coming toward her. They are almost right next to each other when she slips, loses her balance, and falls to the floor in a clumsy heap. How could a moment like this possibly have a positive outcome? Quick-write: In your journal, jot down your response to the question above. illustrationsource.com

2 Brush Strokes You need the ‘Brush Strokes’ notes from your notebook.

3 Pre-reading FYI Christmas is not celebrated by all cultures. Other cultures do not eat the sorts of traditional foods that Americans tend to eat for celebrations. Chinese Family Meal

4 Pre-reading FYI Chinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas in China, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmas. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

5 Fish Cheeks by Amy Tan

6 The Meanings of Words Denotation and Connotation

7 Denotation The strict dictionary meaning of a word The strict dictionary meaning of a word

8 Connotation The emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word

9 Denotation vs. Connotation Denotation is the dictionary or literal meaning of a word. b b Connotative words imply emotions. Plump = a full, round. Fat = While similar in meaning to plump, it has a very harsh and mean tone.

10 Word Choice You may live in a house, but we live in a home. You may live in a house, but we live in a home. The in this sentence is that a “home” is much more than merely the structure of a house. The connotation in this sentence is that a “home” is much more than merely the structure of a house.

11 The connotation of a word is often either positive or negative b Positive We bought inexpensive souvenirs at the amusement park. We bought inexpensive souvenirs at the amusement park. b Negative We bought cheap souvenirs at the amusement park.

12 Which word has a positive connotation and which has a negative one? b Everyone had a smirk on his/her face on the ride home. b Everyone had a smile on his/her face on the way home. positive negative

13 Connotation: Negative I ate a soggy sandwich.

14 Another example… b b You look a little odd today. b b You look really weird today. Which one do think has a stronger, more negative feel to it?

15 Which word has a positive connotation? You Decide! averagemediocre spitsaliva childishchildlike antiqueold-fashioned

16 Connotation Opposite of DenotationOpposite of Denotation Implied MeaningImplied Meaning May be Favorable or unfavorableMay be Favorable or unfavorable

17 Which words have negative connotations? You Decide! 1. The (odor, fragrance) of apple blossoms filled the entire valley. 2. A (swarm, bunch) of bees filled the air near the hive.

18 Tone = Emotion b b The tone of the words is what evokes a certain emotion.

19 Let’s Play... Word Choice

20 Positive Viewpoint Negative Viewpoint

21 Positive Connotation  immature  youthful  Back to Game Back to Game Back to Game

22 Positive Connotation  limit  restrict  Back to Game Back to Game Back to Game

23 Positive Viewpoint  filthy  dirty  Back to Game Back to Game Back to Game

24 Negative Connotation  stingy  thrifty  Back to Game Back to Game Back to Game

25 Negative Connotation  cluttered  messy  Back to Game Back to Game Back to Game

26 Negative Connotation  unusual  weird  Back to Game Back to Game Back to Game

27 Fish Cheeks Reread the story and highlight the connotations. Identify if it is a positive (+) or negative (-) connotation. The kitchen was littered with appalling mounds of raw food… -

28 Well Done!


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