Test it Out: Understanding Mood and Connotative Meaning
In this series of lessons, our Newsela Community team of teachers explores the topic of student testing from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is a great opportunity for students to investigate a current event with multiple teachers and content areas. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below.
Newsela Reading Standards
- Word Meaning and Choice
- Students will be able to understand the difference between technical and connotative meanings of words.
- Students will be to understand how the connotative meaning of a word affects the meaning of the text.
- Students will be able to understand how different students interpret connotative meanings of words.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.