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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 7 Views 7 Downloads
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 3 Views 0 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 34 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 1 Download
The Sonnet Challenge
High schoolers 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 17 Views 63 Downloads
Writing A Shakespearean Sonnet
Young scholars 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
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 10 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 7 Views 56 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 5 Views 21 Downloads
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
Reading Shakespeare Sonnet 116
Students examine Shakespearean sonnets as it pertains to the bard and the poet. In this reading Shakespeare instructional activity, students read Sonnet 116 and review the structure of a sonnet and how it works. Students share their thoughts on love and make connections regarding Shakespeare's sonnet.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
Exploring the Sonnet
Students research English/Shakespearean and Italian/Petrarchan sonnet forms. They write an original sonnet on their preferred form (English or Italian), write the poem on the wordprocessor and publish and post it on the net at the Sonnet Central site.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads