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Autumn in High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why do days grow shorter in the fall? Why do the shorter days cause leaves to change color and fall from trees? What does Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 have to do with any of this? No matter the subject area, you'll find lessons to engage high...
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Livaudais-Baker English Classroom

An Introduction to Sonnets

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What is 14 lines long, written in iambic pentameter, and follows a predetermined rhyme scheme? Introduce scholars to the sonnet, one of the most famous of the fixed-form types of poetry, with a 10-slide presentation that includes the...
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Listening to Poetry: Sounds of the Sonnet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate how sound influences meaning in poetry by listening to sonnets. They write an analysis after listening to and reading sonnets.
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Sonnet 23

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Motivate your class with this example of a sonnet. This learner-made video can be used to describe what a sonnet is and the importance of imagery.
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Instructional Video2:28
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Sonnet 27

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The beauty of poetry is explored in this video about sonnets. A group of learners composed a sonnet and created a video to describe it. It is a creative and interesting presentation that is bound to inspire your class.
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8th Grade Poetry: Sonnet Poem

For Teachers 8th Standards
The third lesson of five in an eighth-grade poetry unit has young scholars comparing Shakespearean sonnets with Petrarchan sonnets. To begin, they examine the different structures of the two forms and their different rhyme schemes. After...
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Shakespeare's Sonnets 29 & 130

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Shakespearean Sonnet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a great lesson to teach your class everything they need to know about Shakespearean sonnets? Here's such a lesson. "Sonnet #18" launches a study of the Shakespearean sonnet. Scholars watch two Prezi presentations that provide...
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The Winter’s Tale: Sonnet Strategy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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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Emmett Till: A Classroom Sonnet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Who is Emmet Till? An important historical figure, your kids will be shocked by his story! Discover the details of his life and collaborate to write a crown of sonnets in the style of Marilyn Nelson.
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Analyzing Sonnets

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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Sonnets

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Explore the concept of rhyme scheme within a Shakespearean sonnet. After writing out their favorite (appropriate!) rap song and explaining why they like it, middle schoolers define a rhyme scheme. Afterward, they examine a Shakespearean...
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#Unstressed #Stressed: Shakespearean Sonnets And Iambic Pentameter

For Teachers 9th Standards
Does any word rhyme with orange? Young poets try their hand at crafting a Shakespearean sonnet by first creating list of rhyming words. They then examine the use of unstressed and stressed syllables in iambic pentameter and the rhyme...
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Utah Education Network (UEN)

7th Grade Poetry: Sonnet Poem

For Teachers 7th Standards
Two sonnets provide seventh graders with examples of Shakespearean sonnets. After discussing the story of the poems and analyzing their rhyme scheme and rhythm, young poets craft a Shakespearian sonnet and share their work with two...
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Teaching Shakespeare: Sonnet 73

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
It's that time of year to consider how Shakespeare selects his images and structures his Sonnet 73 to develop the meaning of the poem. Class members examine the rhyme scheme, the indented lines, the conceit, and the images used in each...
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Sonnet Explication

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students analyze close readings of poems, looking up words in the dictionary, and discussing the major parts of dictionary definitions, including word origin and parts of speech. They examine sonnets, then compare/contrast their findings.
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Sonnet Worksheet

For Students 7th - 8th
Are your middle schoolers writing a sonnet? Here's a worksheet to help them craft their first sonnet! Make edits as you see necessary. 
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From George to Martha: Writing a Sonnet Using Primary Sources

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Meter and Sonnets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In order to fully grasp the poetry of William Shakespeare, it's essential to study the sonnet and its meter and rhyme. Eight slides introduce basic terms like meter, foot, iamb, trochee, spondee, etc. Pair this presentation with a sonnet...
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Death Be Not Proud

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Not dreadful, but mighty, this worksheet for “Divine Sonnet X” (aka “Death Be Not Proud”) models for individuals how to recognize John Donne’s argument for why Death should not be proud and how to recognize the sonnet structure and rhyme...
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The Sonnet Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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...
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Sor Juana, la poetisa: Los sonetos

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Examine two of Sor Juana's sonnets in depth. Learners first listen to an audio recording or a reading of the sonnets and then analyze the structure and form, paying attention to elements of the Baroque and el gongorismo. Assess student...
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Listening to Poetry: Sounds of the Sonnet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers experience and enjoy the sounds of poetry. They erform sound experiments with sonnets and closely read and analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare. Students write an analysis of how sound affects meaning in a sonnet chosen from...
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Poetry--Rhythm and Meter in Sonnets

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students identify rhyme scheme and meter in a poem and respond to the message of the poem.  In this sonnet rhythm and meter lesson, students take notes on a lecture about rhythm and meter in sonnets and work in small groups to read...

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