Common Core: 6th Grade English Language Arts : Distinguish Connotations Among Words with Similar Denotations: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.5.C

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Example Question #1 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5.C

Select the word that is a positive connotation for the definition below:

really wanting something to happen

Possible Answers:

annoyed

eager

frustrated

impatient 

Correct answer:

eager

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations. 

Both impatient and eager mean to want something to happen. However, eager means you are excited- which is more positive. Impatient means you are pushy or demanding- which is negative. Eager is the correct answer. 

Example Question #1 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.7.5.C

Select the word that is a negative connotation for the definition below:

someone who works for someone 

Possible Answers:

boss

employer 

underling

employee

Correct answer:

underling

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

Both employee and underling mean to work for someone. However, underling is more of a negative term. 

Example Question #11 : Understand Nuanced Word Meanings And Relationships: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.7.5

Select the word that is a negative connotation for the definition below:

a smell 

Possible Answers:

appeal

retrieve 

oder

stench 

Correct answer:

stench 

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

Example Question #1 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5.C

Select the word that is the negative connotation for the definition below:

Intelligent

Possible Answers:

Cunning

Thoughtful

Brilliant

Smart

Correct answer:

Cunning

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

All the above options have to do with intelligence, but “cunning” also has to do with deceit and trickery.

 

 

Example Question #1 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5.C

Select the word that is a positive connotation for the definition below:

Young

Possible Answers:

Childish

Immature

Youthful

Crybaby

Correct answer:

Youthful

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

All the above options have to do with being young, but “youthful” is the only option that has a positive connotation.

 

 

Example Question #21 : Demonstrate Understanding Of Nuanced Word Meanings And Relationships: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5

Select the word that is a negative connotation for the definition below:

 A thin physique

Possible Answers:

Fit

Slim

Slender

Scrawny

Correct answer:

Scrawny

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

All the above options have to do with a thin body, but “scrawny” has a negative connotation - unhealthy, malnourished, unattractive.

 

 

Example Question #1 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5.C

Select the word that is a positive connotation for the definition below:

Careful with money

Possible Answers:

Stingy

Cheap

Thrifty

Greedy

Correct answer:

Thrifty

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

All of the above options have to do with being careful with one’s money, “thrifty” has a positive connotation - frugal, economical.

 

 

Example Question #1 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5.C

Select the term that is a negative connotation for the definition below:

Self-assured

Possible Answers:

Fearless

Bold

Confident

Arrogant

Correct answer:

Arrogant

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

All of the above options have to do with self-confidence, but “arrogant” has a negative connotation - cocky, conceited.

 

 

Example Question #1 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5.C

Select the term that is a positive connotation for the definition below:

Person who tells falsehoods

Possible Answers:

Phony

Liar

Storyteller

Cheat

Correct answer:

Storyteller

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

All of the above options have to do with a person who gives misinformation, but “storyteller” has a positive connotation - narrator, poet.

 

 

Example Question #2 : Distinguish Connotations Among Words With Similar Denotations: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.5.C

Fill in the blank with the term that has a negative connotation:

There was a distinct __________ coming from the garage.

Possible Answers:

fragrance

stench

aroma

scent

Correct answer:

stench

Explanation:

Connotation is the feeling or idea that goes along with a word or phrase. Some words are close in meaning but have different connotations.

All of the above options have to do with smells and odors, but “stench” has a negative connotation - stink, funk.

 

 

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