Day 4

Christina Rossetti: Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Know Your Sonnets

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    To comprehend the format of a sonnet

    Common Core Standards:



    "Remember" takes the form of sonnet (Petrarchan, but don't reveal this to students yet). Divide students into groups of 4-6 and give them the following Sonnet Guide:

    Sonnet Guide:

    A sonnet is a poem that fits a specific format. These are the requirements for a traditional sonnet:

    - 14 lines

    - In iambic pentameter

    - following a specific rhyme scheme (see below)

    There are two main types of traditional sonnet: Italian and English. Here is how they are different:

    Italian: the traditional...

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