Lesson Plan

Sonnet Lesson

Students will understand the elements of a sonnet and analyze sonnets penned by world famous poets.
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, English Language Learning, World Languages, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to...

Define a sonnet.

Write an octet and sestet.

Compare and contrast a Petrarchan and Shakespearian sonnet.  

English Language Arts
Grades 10 - 11
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1 Guided Practice

Students will take a famous Shakespearian sonnet and dissect it using Explain Everything.  Students will identify the rhyme scheme, octet, sestet, volta.  

2 Independent Practice

Take your given poem, evaluate the elements, and determine whether it is Petrarchan or Shakespearian.  Support your claim on Google Groups and be prepared to defend your claim.  

3 Hook

Activity: Reading

Sonnet 114