Connotations and Denotations Worksheets

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Our free, printable connotation and denotation worksheets help children differentiate between the literal definition, or denotation, of a word and its possible associations, or connotations. Children must rely on their linguistic experience to key in on the type of feeling invoked by each word in a sentence.

These free connotation and denotation worksheets pdfs are ideal for grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8.

CCSS: L.6.5.C, L.7.5.C, L.8.5.C.

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Is the Word a Connotation or Denotation?

Students in grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8 read the sentences in this connotation and denotation pdf and recognize the words as literal or suggested meanings.

Connotation or Denotation

Framing Sentences with Connotations

At the center of our free connotation and denotation worksheet for the 8th grade is a set of five words, each having a denoted meaning and a connoted meaning.

Framing Sentences with Connotations

Connotation and Denotation - Chart

With clear definitions and examples, this printable connotation and denotation chart helps 6th grade and 7th grade children wrap their head around the concept.

Connotation and Denotation - Chart

Positive and Negative Connotations

Connotations are the extended, or suggested, meanings of words. Use our exercises for proficiency in understanding the connoted meanings of words.

Positive and Negative Connotations

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