Day 4

Shakespeare's Sonnets Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Sonnet Remix

    Kind of Activity:

    Performance

    Objective:

    Students will be able to understand the emotional impact of Shakespeare's sonnets

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4

    Structure:

    Divide the students into pairs. Working together, they should select two sonnets that are not traditionally paired together (i.e. not next to each other in the traditional sonnet collection) but that seem to be responding to each other — for example, one spoken by a jealous lover and the other responding to a lover's jealousy. Are Shakespeare's emotions so universal that they can be generalized this way?

    Working in their pairs, students...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 741 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4429 literature essays, 1449 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in