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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...
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? (Sonnet 18)
Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day" provides readers with an opportunity to practice their close reading and analysis skills as they find evidence in the sonnet to respond to a series of discussion questions.
9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
"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 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...
9th - 12th
Shakespeare's Style: The Sonnet Form and Iambic Pentameter
What is a sonnet? What is iambic pentameter? This is a wonderful worksheet that introduces your learners to iambic pentameter and how to mark lines of poetry with stressed and unstressed symbols. There's a cool chart included to help...
7th - 12th