The Winter’s Tale: Sonnet Strategy

Combine poetry and reading comprehension with an engaging writing assignment. Readers of The Winter's Tale craft a sonnet in the voice of one of the characters in Shakespeare's play.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use Shakespearian sonnets 73 and 130 as models for the assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh in a series of 10 activities designed to accompany a reading of The Winter's Tale
  • The lesson would work best if class members have previously studied the sonnet form and have experience crafting sonnets
Pros

  • The assignment asks readers to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a character from the play
Cons

  • None