One of our teachers asked about the "charges" on the flashcards/words, and we wanted to share our response.
One some levels of cards you will see symbols (+, -, or [blank]) and on other levels of cards you will see "positive, negative, or neutral."
This is the "charge" of the word, basically the emotive connotation of the word. Here are 3 examples:
- “sanguine” would be positive.
- “livid” would be negative.
- “aquatic” would be neutral.
So, a neutral charge indicates not positive or negative. In some cases, we had to put neutral because different uses of the word cancel each other out (one use is positive, and the other is negative.)
What should you do if you disagree with the charge? DISCUSS it! Have students justify their response. This gives you an opportunity to correct any misconceptions and the students an opportunity to solidify their learning and understanding.
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