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Pupils examine the structure of sonnets. They compare and contrast them with modern day poetry. They write their own sonnet after changing the language in another sonnet to see why the author choosed certain words.
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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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
10th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed