Europe and america American Literature Honors Mr. Gallegos Semester One
Concrete and Abstract Nouns • Please complete the first page of the packet following the directions at the top of the page. Please work silently! • A concrete noun names an object which can be perceived by the senses. • An abstract noun names a quality, characteristic, or an idea. • Underline the concrete nouns and circle the abstract nouns in each sentence.
Learning Objectives • Content Objective: Students will be able to analyze the use of denotation and connotation in a poem and describe the connotation of specific words. • Language Objective: Students will read the poem titled “Europe and America” on Page 10. • Language Objective: Students will complete the graphic organizer on Page 11. In the last column, students need to describe the effect of the reader by writing a short response to the question.
Key Vocabulary • Record these definitions in your spiral notebooks. • Denotation: The exact literal meaning of a word. • Connotation: The associations and emotional overtones attached to a word beyond its literal definition or denotation. A connotation may be positive, negative, or neutral. • For Example: When you think of the word Hollywood, what comes to mind? Is it positive or negative? What about the word Columbine?
Exit Ticket • Please record your responses in your spiral notebook. • What are the differences between denotation and connotation and how does connotation contribute to the tone of a passage? • Make a list of words that have a positive connotation and a list of words that have a negative connotation.