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The Giver by Lois Lowry Day 6 Warm up Warm up: Listen to Rap about Parts of Speech & go over Parts of Speech handout sheet.

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2 The Giver by Lois Lowry Day 6 Warm up Warm up: Listen to Rap about Parts of Speech & go over Parts of Speech handout sheet.

3 We will review the study questions for chapters The quiz will be tomorrow because we go to the media center today. At the media center, Mrs. Morris will present a short lesson after which you need to quickly check out a book for your next book report. Due October 12 th. Details later. Get out your notebooks and study questions.

4 Euphemism A euphemism is a word or term that has mild or vague connotations and that serves to mask the offensiveness or harshness of the actual word or term. What euphemisms are used in our society?

5 Euphemisms in our Society died = passed away, kicked the bucket be excused, restroom=bathroom blow chunks, lose your lunch= throw up between jobs=unemployed full figured= heavy, large put to sleep= put to death collateral damage= accidental casualties in a military operation

6 Euphemisms in The Giver Birthmother= woman assigned to have 3 babies for the society Nurturer= people who take care of babies before they are given to a family unit Stirrings= reaching adolescence Assignment= job Elsewhere= What do you think?

7 The Meanings of Words Denotation and Connotation

8 Connotation vs. Denotation Almost every word has two kinds of meanings… Denotation: the straightforward dictionary definition Connotation: the ideas and feelings associated with the word

9 There are three types of connotations There are three types of connotations: a. POSITIVE – a good thing b. NEGATIVE – a bad thing c. NEUTRAL- not good or bad; indifferent; used when you or the author don’t want to show strong emotions either way

10 For Example PositiveNeutralNegative That’s a glamorous necklace. That’s a nice necklace. That’s a gaudy necklace. The model was slender. The model was thin. The model was scrawny.

11 Practice For the following pairs of terms, Give a short explanation of why you might like to be described by one term, but not the other. Also, identify whether the word you picked has a positive, negative or neutral connotation. firm or stubborn flexible or wishy-washy original or weird scholar or bookworm arrogant or proud

12 Vocabulary for Chapters Homework: Vocabulary for Chapters Students will complete a handout sheet. Homework: Read chapters & do study questions


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