Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014--Creative Writing

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Day 22

When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please.
  2. Put your phone in the hostage center.
  3. Leave your computers bagged.  We don’t need them today.
  4. Grab your page 26 off the back table, by the win       dows.

Lesson Review:  Think about a word’s CONNOTATION, as well as its DENOTATION.
  1. Denotation Definition:  the literal or primary meaning of a word
  2. Connotation Definitions:   an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
  3. “Connotation” synonyms:  overtone, undertone, undercurrent, implication, hidden meaning, nuance, hint, echo, association, suggestion, insinuation
  4. Isn’t CONNOTATION one reason you picked some of the words you did for Death of Language?
  5. What did page 26 remind us about words that are synonyms, that have the same DENOTATION?

Connotation versus Denotation
  1. Remember how we said some words are loaded, that they have baggage, that they have CONNOTATIONS that have to do with our own personal associations?
  2. Well, turn to page 27, to “Playing with Words”, then take a look at the examples I have on the big screen, one prompt/number at a time.  Do you see how people are basing their choices on the CONNOTATIONS of the words, instead of the DENOTATIONS?
  3. In the few minutes I give you, jot down five words prompt, at least, and number them.
  4. You CAN USE any of the twenty words you listed for Death of Language.
  5. We’ll share some of our words and add them to the big screen doc.
  6. Feel free to borrow!  Once you write them down, they’re yours to keep and use!  ;-)
  7. Please put your name at the top, then turn it in to the drawer.

Connotation vs. Denotation Practice on Your Own (pages 14-15)
1.      I’ll explain the Vocabulary Variety Worksheet II.
2.     You complete it.
3.     Put your name at the top of both pages.
4.    Turn them in to where the drawer usually is.  Thanks!

Diction Practice

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