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 connotations and denotations worksheet pdfs are ideal for kids in grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8.

Is the Word a Connotation or Denotation?

Children in grade 6, grade 7, and grade 8 read the sentences in these connotation and denotation pdfs and recognize the words as having literal or suggested meanings.

Framing Sentences with Connotations

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

Connotation and Denotation - Charts

With clear definitions and examples, these printable connotation and denotation charts help 6th grade and 7th grade kids wrap their head around the concept.

Connotation and Denotation - Charts

Positive and Negative Connotations

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

Positive and Negative Connotations