Students will master standard RL5: analyzing how a poem's structure or form contributes to its meaning. In this six day mini-unit students will analyze the poem, it's form, structure, and poetic elements then write their own sonnet!
This mini unit provides six days of activity:
Day 1: Students read and analyze Sonnet XVIII using the TP-CASTT method, which helps them do a close read and notice important poetic elements.
Days 2 and 3: Students move around the room making their way through six poetry stations exploring theme, speaker, structure, iambic pentameter, personification, and symbolism using Sonnet XVIII. Students will be on their feet using graphic organizers to break down each element of Shakespeare's writing.
Days 4-6: Students use step-by-step guides to work their way through the writing process using graphic organizers, a simple checklist, and student friendly rubrics.
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