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I need activities for high school students involving connotation and denotation of words. I need activities for high school students involving connotation and denotation of words.

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Looking at slang terms can also be helpful in teaching connotation and denotation. "Cool", "hot", "awesome", "sucks", or even "bees knees" can each be used to show how phrases take on multiple meanings.

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I find that the best way to teach denotation and connotation is to use emotionally charged words.  My favorite example is fat or skinny.  The kids can really relate to those!  I have my students give the reactions...

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