Figurative, Connotative, and Technical Word Meanings Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RI.6.4

Core Standard

Writers often use words in different ways to make their readers interested and more engaged in what they are exploring. They may use a figurative meaning of a word to draw the reader of the reader. Other times, they will use words to draw an emotional response from their reader. Connotative word meanings are meant to draw emotion and feelings from their readers. Writers may also be trying to explain information in a concise way when attempting to teach their audience. In this case the author will draw upon a technical meaning of a word. These worksheets will help students understand the differences and uses of connotative, figurative, and technical word uses.









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