Teacher Guide

Shakespeare's Sonnets Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will feel comfortable with reading, writing, and interpreting poetic texts, and will understand the formal structure of a sonnet.

  2. 2

    Students will gain understanding of the poetic speaker's feelings, and become acquainted with a few of the mysteries surrounding Shakespeare's personal life. 

  3. 3

    Students will feel comfortable interpreting romantic plotlines for themselves rather than adhering to a narrator's interpretation. 

  4. 4

    Students will acquire an understanding of the ways in which Shakespeare plays with timeless concepts of...

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