Language is filled with shades of meaning! Get middle schoolers talking about the nuance and connotation of words and how they affect the meaning of a sentence with this helpful worksheet. In Writing With Connotation, learners will read a variety of sentences and categorize each underlined word as having a positive or negative connotation. Then they’ll use a thesaurus or dictionary to help them find a replacement word that changes the connotation of the sentence. For more targeted connotations practice, check out the Positive and Negative Connotations worksheet.