What's in a Name? - Weebly

What's in a Name? - Weebly

WHATS IN A NAME? STEP ONE: These are potential names for a new professional athletic team. Define the names with a partner: Poodles Hippos Buzzards Ferrets Snails

Toads Sloths Maggots Gazelles Mosquitoes Discuss and record the connotation (emotion/attitude/feeling) associated with each word. What type of sports team do you think each name fits? Does it sound like a successful

team? Why or why not? STEP TWO Brainstorm and record a list of six current team names from professional or college sports. Answer the following questions for each: Does the name fit the sport? What connotation does the name evoke? What does the name say about the athletes and the fans of the team?

STEP THREE: You and your partner have been given the job to name a new professional athletic team. Decide what type of sport the team plays, and then choose a name that has an appropriate connotation. Design a poster advertising your new team. On the front: Team logo & team motto On the back: Explanation of why you chose the name The connotations of your team

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