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New Review Understanding Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"
Give life to a study of sonnets with a plan that models a lovely and more temperate approach to literary analysis. The resource packet includes a carefully scaffolded plan, graphic organizers, a copy of the poem, and everything else needed for a close examination of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18.
9th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shakespeare's Sonnets 29 & 130
Use the ideas here for a Valentine's Day activity (or anytime you study sonnets) with your 11th graders. Demonstrate how to analyze a love poem by conducting a think aloud about Shakespeare's Sonnet 29. Then small groups analyze Sonnet 130 by taking turns thinking aloud about specified couplets or quatrains while groupmates take notes.
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills 35 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shakespearean Sonnet Project
Stanzas, quatrains, couplets. Rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter, volta. Class members conclude their study of Shakespearian sonnets with a project designed to demonstrate their understanding of the key elements of this fixed form of poetry. Using the provided worksheet, individuals paraphrase a sonnet, respond to questions about it, and create a visual aid to use as they recite their sonnet from memory.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads
Death Be Not Proud
Not dreadful, but mighty, this worksheet for “Divine Sonnet X” (aka “Death Be Not Proud”) models for individuals how to recognize John Donne’s argument for why Death should not be proud and how to recognize the sonnet structure and rhyme scheme.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Shall I compare this project to a summer's day? Perhaps not, but you might find your pupils making similar comparisons as they work on their own Elizabethan sonnets. The resource includes an assignment page, a clever student example, sonnet pointers, two sonnet planning pages, and a peer review sheet.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
An Introduction to Sonnets
Designed for AP English, this presentation begins with the definition of a sonnet, information about the various types of sonnets, as well as a history of the sonnet. Viewers then have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to Billy Collins' "Sonnet," and Pablo Neruda's "Sonnet 17".
11th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Compose an Original Sonnet
Two sonnets, both alike in structure, are now the foundations of an assignment that asks young poets to examine the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, as well as "Sonnet 16," and then to craft their own following the rhyme scheme and rhythm of a Shakespearian sonnet.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Model for your class how to craft an analysis of a sonnet by examining the literary techniques used, the background of the poet, and critical reviews of the poem. As guided practice, learners are assigned a sonnet, complete a preliminary worksheet, and then travel to the library to research their poet and locate critical reviews.
10th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads
Create sonnet puzzles for learners of all ages! Simply take some of your favorite sonnets, type them out (increasing the font size), and cut them into 14 strips. Have a few glued into place for your learners to get started. Can they put them in the correct order?
4th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 57 Downloads
Sor Juana, la poetisa: Los sonetos
Examine two of Sor Juana's sonnets in depth. Learners first listen to an audio recording or a reading of the sonnets and then analyze the structure and form, paying attention to elements of the Baroque and el gongorismo. Assess student work with a portfolio of completed work and an analysis essay that focuses on one of the poems.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
"The New Colossus" & "Harriet Beecher Stowe": Questions for Analysis
Partners work together to respond to questions about "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s "Harriet Beecher Stowe." The focus here is on the identifying the qualities that make these two poems sonnets.
8th - 11th Language Arts 4 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
From George to Martha: Writing a Sonnet Using Primary Sources
What was the relationship like between George and Martha Washington? To protect their privacy, Martha Washington destroyed all her husband’s letters after his death so historians have little evidence of their lives together. Two letters were later found in an old desk.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Poetics of Hip Hop
The Bard, Mikki Giovanni, Mos Def? “Sonnet 18,” Ego Tripping,” and “Black on Both Sides”? Sure! It’s the poetics. Class members compare the lyrics, rhythm, and rhyme in classic poetry to hip-hop in a richly detailed resource that includes audio and video features.
9th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explore the concept of rhyme scheme within a Shakespearean sonnet. After writing out their favorite (appropriate!) rap song and explaining why they like it, middle schoolers define a rhyme scheme. Afterward, they examine a Shakespearean sonnet and identify the rhyme scheme, divisions, personification, and paraphrase the sonnet.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
Shakespeare's Ugly Women
Spark some provocative discussions about attractiveness and the Elizabethan view of women. What is Shakespeare trying to say about female beauty in Sonnet 130? Do you see anything like this today in modern songs? Writers then come up with their own poems reflecting the Petrarchan style.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Writing A Shakespearean Sonnet
Students examine one type of lyric poem; the English Sonnet. By studying the form of sonnets, students can explain the English Sonnets more effectively in their future reading if them, and they ill also have the tools to compose a sonnet of their own.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 29 Downloads
The Sonnet Challenge
Students are given information about two popular sonnet forms-English and Italian. They are given the rules for writing a sonnet. Students are asked what type of sonnet they would use. They are each given a sheet of paper and asked to write a sonnet.
9th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 66 Downloads