Testing: ELA

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. 

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Newsela Reading Standards

  • Word Meaning and Choice
  • Multimedia

Learning Objective

  • 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.

Learning Standard

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.

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