Young scholars identify and compare the characteristics of both Italian and English sonnets. They read examples of each, then write an original sonnet in either the Italian or English style.
9th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Sonnet Project 2014: Analysis and Research
Conclude your study of sonnets with a research project that asks individuals to select a sonnet by one of the poets listed in the packet, and complete 10 different assignments based on the selected poem. All work, along with the provided...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
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
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 English Language Arts
The Poetics of Hip Hop
The Bard, Nikki 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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Making the Old New Again
How does a new version of a Shakespearean play change in the adaptation process? Use this New York Times' Learning Network lesson plan to consider texts that have been produced in different media. Middle schoolers examine the latest...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable