Connotation and Denotation Worksheets To Print:
Denotation and Connotation -Each pair of phrases includes synonyms with different connotations. Put a + sign
on the line next to the one with a positive connotation, and a - on the line next to the one with
a negative connotation.
Positive and Negative Connotation - Make each and every word that you see positive. In the first paragraph underline the words that have a
positive connotation. In the second paragraph, underline the words that have a negative connotation. If needed, use a dictionary or a thesaurus to help you.
Feelings and Words - Words can have either positive or negative connotations. Connotation means the ideas or feelings associated with a word.
Expressing Approval or Disapproval - Read each of the sentences. Decide from the connotation of the words used whether the speaker is showing approval (A) or disapproval (D).
Denotation and Connotation - Read the words. Then sort them into the correct category depending on whether they have a positive or negative connotation.
Understanding - Circle the phrase in each pair that has the most positive connotation. They are listed above and below one another.
Chart The Course
- Know where and when to use these words. See if you can position these words wisely into new forms of vocabulary.
Fish Out of Water
- For each of the following definitions, think of one word with
a positive connotation and one word with a negative connotation.
Thoughts - Read each sentence. Circle the word with the negative connotation. There are two choices to choose from.
- Underline the word in each pair that has a positive connotation. Take a particular look at the first problem. The second entry is not captialized on purpose.
- Replace each word with a synonym that has a positive connotation.
Then write a sentence that uses the synonym correctly.
Where Does It Belong
- Categorize the following words as positive, neutral or negative.
Use a dictionary to help you if needed.